(Bridport win 4-2 on penalties)

BRIDPORT Reserves claimed a much-needed win, beating Wincanton Town Reserves 4-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw to advance into the Dorset & Somerset Air Ambulance Senior Trophy quarter-finals.

Adam Herring’s men were on a 12-game losing streak but have now won successive matches after their 10-0 hammering of Sturminster Marshall in the league.

With the fixture already having been once postponed, Wincanton switched the venue to Shaftesbury’s 3G pitch at Cockrams.

The first half proved a damp squib with little entertainment as Bridport struggled to adapt to the artificial surface.

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Wincanton wasted a handful of decent openings and Bees’ keeper Mark Cuff was barely stretched.

Bridport did test the Wasps’ keeper with a long-range Jake Owen effort before Ali Kamara hesitated with a separate chance as the sides went in 0-0 at the break.

It needed the introduction of Hayden Taylor at half-time, making his debut, to push Bridport through the gears.

Taylor was involved in Bridport’s goal, his long cross for Kamara intercepted by a Wincanton defender but only using his arm, conceding a penalty.

Josh Baker stepped up and scored from the spot but Wincanton forced an agonising 92nd-minute equaliser to take the tie to penalties.

And this time Bridport held their nerve when Baker, Adam Steele, Joe Etherington and Jake Mansley all netted, with Wincanton only able to bag two of their spot-kicks.

Bridport Reserves now host Blandford United in the last eight on Saturday, December 2 (1.30pm).