BRIDPORT boss Jamie Manley has challenged his side to impose themselves on Odd Down as the Bees seek their third straight victory on Saturday (3pm).

Manley’s men travel to Bath having collected their first league points of the season courtesy of a 2-0 win over Bridgwater on Tuesday.

That victory backed up Saturday’s 4-3 FA Vase triumph over St Austell and Manley believes the Bees can match Down’s physicality to earn another good result.

He said: “We beat them (4-3) at our place last season and they’ll be organised and well disciplined.

“They’ve got a few big lads but we’ll stand up to the physical battle, no doubt about that.

“I’m not too worried about how they play. I want us to impose our play on the game – get on the ball and make things happen.

“That’s what we’re looking at, take the game to Odd Down and come back with three points to keep kicking on.

“It’s just nice to get three points on the board.

“(Tuesday’s) display was exactly what we were looking for. If we can do that again we’ll be there or thereabouts.”

Darren Lock misses out through work commitments but Kris Hastings and Nathan Warren return.

Ben Haines (ankle), Will Gape (knee) and Lewis Clarke (groin) will be assessed after picking up minor knocks against Bridgwater.

“Our squad’s a lot better than last season, we’ve got competition for places and the side will chop and change through the season to keep everyone on their toes,” Manley added.