BRIDPORT manager Adam Fricker expressed his desire for the Bees to go “all out” for victory against Chipping Sodbury Town at St Mary’s Field on Saturday (3pm) but is “wary” of Town’s recent improvement.

On the opening day of the Toolstation Western League Premier Division season, Fricker’s men took a 2-0 victory at Sodbury courtesy of late goals from Chris McGrath and James Cox.

Both clubs have endured difficult starts to their respective campaigns, although Bridport have moved into 11th having played 15 games, while Town are two places adrift after winning two of their past three contests.

With the Bees facing three of the current top four over the festive schedule, Fricker is keen to maximise the points taken from teams immediately around Bridport, building on last week’s 4-2 win over Hengrove.

He told the Bridport News: “We’ll certainly be going all out but we’ll be wary because Chipping Sodbury have picked up over the past three or four weeks and moved up the league.

“It certainly isn’t going to be an easy game but from our perspective we’ve got some very tough games coming up against the top boys so we’d like to get another three points on the board before we enter those games.”

On his side’s previous meeting with Town, Fricker added: “From our perspective we just wanted to go up there and get the season off to a good start, which we did.

“There isn’t too much we can take from the game, other than the fact that we’ve probably improved – it looks like Chipping Sodbury have as well.”

Braeden Symes and Andy Martin come back, while Leon Wood (ankle) is a possible returnee. Matt Condliffe is unavailable and Richard Hebditch remains out until at least mid-January with a knee issue.