BRIDPORT came away from fifth-placed Salisbury with an excellent losing bonus point.

Having gained a very creditable home draw the week before, the Blues travelled to the high-fliers with a side containing three promising Colts.

The visitors took an early lead through a Rich Layzell penalty but, then after 15 minutes, they lost key player Mitch Waters to a serious looking leg injury which necessitated changing pitches as Waters could not be moved.

He was eventually taken to hospital and was kept in overnight but the news is that he is recovering well.

Salisbury got the better of the disrupted start by scoring two quick converted tries to go in at half-time with a 14-3 lead.

In the second half, the Blues were soon out of the blocks with one of the Colts, Guy Brazier, scoring a good try following good handling in the backs, which was well converted by Nathan Herbert.

Salisbury were soon again on the offensive but good defensive work from the Blues kept them out until the pressure finally told and they scored their third converted try.

Bridport stuck to their task and good interplay between forwards and backs allowed Ellis Blackburn in at the corner for an unconverted try.

The defence held on to allow them to claim the valuable losing bonus point.

The Blues play their final home game of the season against a strong Bournemouth Thirds side on Saturday .