BRIDPORT Reserves’ boss Shaun Annetts is seeking revenge on Sturminster Newton United ahead of their Dorset Premier League battle at Barnett’s Field on Saturday (2pm).

Josh Hunter scored the Bees’ sole strike at home to the Cherries in a 2-1 loss on the opening day of the season.

And Annetts is keen to extend the three-point gap between the sides in 13th and 14th knowing a victory could elevate his troops into 11th should other results go their way.

He told the Bridport News: “It’s a little bit of revenge, if I’m honest.

“Hopefully we’ll have a good week, the first team won’t get any injuries and we’ll be as strong as we can be.”

Bridport’s second string ran into an in-form Merley Cobham Sports in their last fixture, suffering a 4-0 home loss.

“We’ll dust ourselves down,” Annetts insisted. “We’ll go again and it’s a massive game on Saturday.

“We’ll look forward to that and hopefully if we perform like we did for 30 minutes against Merley, and try and perform for (90) minutes against Sturminster then we’ll get the result we want.

“That said, we have to respect Sturminster as they beat us in the early part of the season.”

Elsewhere, Lyme Regis travel to struggling Hatherleigh Town on Saturday (2.15pm) looking to cement third position in the Macron Devon & Exeter League Premier Division.

Lyme’s third team meanwhile collected a 5-1 win over Netherbury in Perry Street League Division Two.