BRIDPORT Reserves’ boss Adam Herring is not “disheartened” despite his side being trapped in a run of nine consecutive losses.

Herring’s men beat Bournemouth Sports 2-0 on the opening day in August but have lost every game since.

Their latest defeat came against Blandford United, the in-form Royals winning 3-1 to advance to the second round of the Dorset Premier League Cup.

Herring’s charges now host Swanage Town & Herston in the Dorset Premier League on Saturday (3pm) and go in search of both halting the losing run and securing their first three points in almost two months.

He told the Bridport News: “We’re still stuck in that rut.

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“We’ve got a few fixtures coming up with teams who are mid-table so we’re looking to get some points on the board.”

Ali Kamara was Bridport’s sole scorer at Blandford after the depleted Bees played the majority of the match with ten men due to a Callum Arnold injury.

Ex-Weymouth striker Mark Ford bagged a brace sandwiched an Archie McCarthy strike as the Royals eased through.

On Swanage, Herring added: “Looking at their results, they’ve improved since last year. Again, we’re expecting a tough side.

“But they’re not one of the top five who seem to be drubbing teams. I’m not sure what we’re going to be up against but it’s one we’re looking to compete more in and try and get a result.”

With players often taken from his setup to bolster the first team, Herring insisted he has no gripes with the current arrangement.

He said: “I’m a firm believer that that’s what we’re there for. We’re there for the first team.

“Obviously, we need to try and get the balance where the reserves competing.

“So, if there are players that do drop down, they’re not dropping down into a team that’s getting thumped every week.

“I’m not too disheartened on that front. For me, if we’re producing players who go on and do well for the first team, we’re doing our job as a reserve team.”

Harry Burwood and Jake Childs return for Bridport this weekend.