Clarke 36, Regan 40, Salter 80


Doe 45

BRIDPORT hit three goals for the second game running as they overcame Roman Glass St George in windy conditions in the Toolstation Western Premier Division at St Mary’s Field.

Goals from Sam Clark, Mark Salter and a brilliant free-kick from James Regan saw Bridport to a victory over the Glass, who saw David Doe reduce the deficit for them.

The victory, which boosts the Bees up to 17th in the table, was their second straight 3-1 win at home, and saw the return of Cameron Vere to the squad after he resigned for the club.

The match started quietly, with both sides adjusting to the conditions, before a Kameron Andrews’ strike had to be saved by the Roman goalkeeper.

The game burst into life after 35 minutes however, when Braeden Symes struck a firm effort from 25 yards which brought a fantastic save from the Glass number one.

One minute later, the Bees took the lead.

A cross came in and, after a scramble, Clark drove forward and struck a shot in that was bundled over from a yard out to delight the home fans.

After 40 minutes, Regan doubled their lead when he saw his free-kick get picked up by the wind and the ball flew into the net.

However, on the stroke of half-time, Glass player-coach Doe struck a 20-yard curling effort from outside of the box which found its way past Jason Hutchings in the Bridport goal.

Bridport went in at half-time 2-1 up after the superb first 45 and came out playing well to defend their lead.

The Glass opted for a more long-ball approach in the second period, before Salter’s efforts in hurrying the Glass defence paid off.

A mix-up at the back allowed Salter through and he finished with aplomb to seal the 3-1 victory.

Bridport boss Adam Fricker said: “It did make for difficult conditions, certainly when you are playing against and even when you are playing with the wind, to be fair.

“It was about just trying to do the right things and getting the job done.

“In the second half, we were playing into the wind and it certainly made it very difficult.

“They set their stall out and just went long ball and tried to get in over the top of us.

“Fair play to the defence and Jason Hutchings, we dealt with it exactly how we needed to.”

Bridport travel to Clevedon in the first round of the Les Phillips Cup tomorrow (7.45pm).

Bees: Hutchings, Regan, Sweet, Vere, Rutter, Richardson, Symes, Peach, Salter, Clark (Hebditch 76, Condliffe 88), Andrews


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