BRIDPORT Reserves finished their season with an emphatic 9-0 win over Blandford in front of their home supporters to seal an eighth-placed finish in the Dorset Premier League.

Bridport opened the scoring after seven minutes when Josh Hunter stabbed home following a right wing corner from Jaydon Scadding.

Hunter got his second two minutes later when he pressured the Blandford defence which engineered a chance and enabled him to produce a great finish .

Three minutes later, great football from the Bees produced a shot from Hunter, but Mark Ford stopped the shot on the line with his hand and the referee awarded a penalty and also showed the striker a red card.

Dan Baggs stepped up to take the penalty and his strike was saved by the Blandford goalkeeper, but Baggs reacted to the rebound and thumped it home from close range.

Bridport were awarded another penalty after 36 minutes, when Hunter was brought down in the box and he secured his first-half hat-trick with a confident right foot finish.

Three minutes into the second half, Hunter scored his fourth of the afternoon and Bridport’s fifth goal to completely destroy any thoughts of a Blandford comeback.

Sam Handyside scored twice within five minutes to make it 7-0, his second a beautiful free-kick into the goalkeeper’s left hand corner to cap off a wonderful performance from the 18-year-old.

Robin Jones scored a superb goal after 68 minutes to make it 8-0 with an exquisite first touch and finish to round off a superb season for the talented forward.

Blandford received their second red card of the afternoon after 70 minutes, when captain Robert Manson was dismissed for dissent.

After 80 minutes, Bridport were awarded a third penalty when Handyside was scythed down in the box from what was now an increasingly frustrated Blandford.

However, Sam Day stepped up to take the penalty and smashed his effort over the crossbar.

Riley Weedon returned from a groin injury and came off the bench to make the score 9-0 with a neat finish inside the box to cap an incredible finish to the season for the talented Bridport team and end a miserable afternoon for Blandford.

After the match, Bridport boss Shaun Annetts said: “Blandford didn’t come down to us with the best attitude, their season was pretty much over, they could not go any higher than seventh, they could not go worse than seventh and I’m not sure they took the game as seriously as they could have done.

“We took it very seriously, I took it very seriously, the players took it very seriously and they responded in a wonderful way. It was a very, very good performance.”

Bridport: Fleet, J Scadding, King, Baggs, Day, Jones, Ward, Wood (Weedon 65), Handyside, Hull, Hunter (Cooper 60). Subs not used: Leader, Tozer