BRIDPORT Reserves suffered a double defeat as Wimborne Town Reserves and Westland Sports both claimed three points in the Dorset Premier League.

Adam Herring’s men are now in the midst of a seven-game losing streak having taken a hugely impressive 2-0 win over Bournemouth Sports on the opening day.

They remain in 15th with Sherborne Town Reserves and Sturminster Marshall both pointless in the bottom two spaces.

Herring first led the Bees’ second string against Wimborne at New Cuthbury in baking temperatures above 30 degrees Celsius.

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Wimborne did all the damage in the first half, entering the break 4-0 up, and once the Magpies got the breakthrough there was no looking back.

Josh Malpas teed up Albie Turner with a neat cutback for 1-0 and the hosts swiftly made it 2-0 when Callum Clarke slotted home following a marauding run from right-back.

Finley Toghill added a third when rounding Bees’ keeper Mark Cuff and in-form Addwell Chipangura notched a fourth before the break.

With both sides understandably tiring in the heat, the pace slowed but Chipangura grabbed his second from the spot before a fine solo effort from Josh Baker gave Bridport a consolation in their 5-1 loss.

Bridport then failed to create a clear-cut chance in their 2-0 home defeat by Westland Sports.

Brad Rowe’s excellent run on the wing created their brightest moment, although his drag back was inches out of reach of two teammates.

In the end, the match was settled by Josh Payne’s double as Westland collected only their second win of the season.

Speaking after the defeats, Herring said: “We’re stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment, very similar to last year when we went through a stage of losing a few on the trot. It’s a tough one.

“(Tuesday) we had a strong side, we needed a bit of luck on the night to grind a result out from somewhere.”

On the Westland loss, he added: “It was a scrappy game, fairly even, we just didn’t create any chances.

“I don’t think they had their first-team goalkeeper in, so we had to test their keeper and we failed to do that.”

Bridport Reserves entertain last season’s runners-up Sturminster Newton on Saturday (3pm).

Bees v Westland: Cuff, Childs, Diaz (Elliott), Baggs (Ja Scadding), Gall, Baker, Etherington (B Scadding), Brook, Rowe (Day), Coombs, Kamara (Carlile).