BRIDPORT assistant-boss Kevin Leigh believes each of the Bees’ remaining 14 Toolstation Western League Premier Division games are cup finals, beginning with Buckland Athletic on Saturday (3pm).

Leigh and boss Jamie Manley travel to Devon to face the Bucks looking for a response to the 5-0 loss to Bitton last time out.

With the FA’s expected reshuffle of the leagues, Bridport are still unsure if their placing of 18th of 21 teams is good enough to avoid the drop.

And Leigh is subsequently focused on picking up as many points as he can against the teams around Bridport – Buckland occupying 12th at the time of writing.

He told the Bridport News: “On our bad days we are bad, on our good days we turn up and show a good account of ourselves.

“Buckland are normally up there where the top four or five are. They’re mid-table but still a good side.

“It’s always difficult when you go to Buckland. Sometimes you go down there and they have wet patches like our pitch has got.

“They’ve had games called off over the years, so hopefully the weather’s in our favour and we can get a game on.

“It is a nightmare not playing but it’s an important game – they all are. Every game we play until the end of the season is a cup final. That’s the way we’ve got to treat them.”

Striker Lewis Clarke and goalkeeper Scott Wells-Burr are available, as is centre-back Ryan Gall.

Forward Stephen Friend (broken ribs) is closing on a return.

Bridport Reserves host Blandford in the Dorset Premier League on Saturday (3pm).