BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker has called for the Bees to avoid making their excellent 3-1 win over Buckland Athletic a “one-off” ahead of their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash at Bradford Town.

Fricker’s men face the Bobcats after seeing their meeting with bottom side Shortwood United postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

With Bradford lying in eighth and his charges in 11th, Fricker is again keen for Bridport to prove themselves against top opposition.

He told the Bridport News: “It was frustrating that Saturday was off.

“Bradford’s always a tough place to go, it’s a side that’s definitely picked up since the start of the season and gone through a lot of change with their manager going and quite a few players going.

“But they’ve brought in (Rob Mallett) and you only have to look and he’s brought some quality in.

“We need to build off the back of the Buckland result and try and make it not a one-off.

“I feel like beating Buckland is breaking our duck, to a certain extent, against the top sides because we always seem to run them close but never seem to get over the line.”

Fricker revealed he had failed to lure a potential new signing to St Mary’s Field.

He said: “We put a seven-day approach in for a lad that we spoke to and he chose to stay at his club until the end of the season.

“If we can get people like Leighton Thomas back to fitness and see if anything else crops up in the meantime.”

Bridport have no fresh injury concerns, although star striker Mark Salter is unavailable for the clash.