BRIDPORT assistant-manager Ryan Dovell is seeking points to validate the Bees’ improving displays ahead of their Toolstation Western League Premier Division clash at Chipping Sodbury Town on Saturday (3pm).

Bridport have scored nine goals in four games during September but have only earned a point for their efforts in a 3-3 draw with Keynsham Town.

And Dovell believes the Chipping Sodbury game presents an ideal scenario for the 18th-placed Bees to claim a much-needed win against Town, who occupy 19th.

He said: “Going away to Chipping Sodbury they’re below us in the league. They’re going to be wanting to come out and get a win.

“That’ll hopefully be able to play into our hands because we’ll be able to absorb that, counter and score some goals. Our performances over the last three or four games have improved. We’ve got to start getting results now to prove we’re improving.

“It was a tough start bringing a whole new squad in but things are starting to click. Going forward we’re starting to create a few more chances, score a few more goals.

“Now we need to concentrate on the ugly side of the game really, start battling and shutting other teams out.”

Dovell revealed his belief that the Bees’ recent displays have warranted more rewards.

“We’re still not picking up the points that we feel we deserve,” he said. “The last two home games we’ve conceded late on – it’s been tough.

“With another 4-3 last weekend we’ve really got to start trying to keep a clean sheet. Once we start doing that I feel (with) the chances and goals we’ve started to create we’ll soon start picking up points.”

Centre-back Lloyd Beals is unavailable but Derek Wall comes in.