BRIDPORT assistant-manager Paddy Behan dismissed the notion of acrimonious relations with Clevedon Town ahead of their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash on Saturday (3pm).

In the first meeting between the sides this season, Clevedon’s Morgan Williams broke his leg in a 50/50 challenge, leading to the game’s abandonment at 0-0 in the 85th minute.

Clevedon then went on to beat the Bees 4-0 in the Les Phillips Cup and 4-1 away from home as Micky Bell’s troops took a perceived vengeance on the St Mary’s Field outfit.

Behan, however, feels there is no niggle towards Town from his side and is mystified as to why Clevedon feel Williams’ leg break is their fault.

He told Echosport: “The lad who had his leg unfortunately broken, it’s not nice. But the fact he got himself hurt was because he’d been trying to do it all game to someone else.

“He ended up going in late and coming off worse. It was a fair challenge and he hurt himself. For some strange reason the Clevedon manager thought it was our fault – and he was like that after the two games.”

But Behan added the Seasiders have plenty of attacking weaponry to be wary of.

He said: “They’re quite a young side, a decent little side. They’ve got some very good attacking players and are very gung-ho.”

Bridport, who are looking to improve a run of eight losses in 10 games, will have the same squad to choose from but Sam Clark is a doubt with a minor knee injury having pulled out of the warm-up ahead of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Bridgwater.