BRIDPORT Reserves collected their third victory of the Dorset Premier League season, beating bottom side Sturminster Marshall 5-0 away.

Two of the Bees’ victories have come against the Marsh, who are yet to earn a point in 18 games amid a huge rebuild at the east Dorset club.

The win strengthens Bridport’s position in 14th, one place above the drop zone and four points ahead of Sherborne Town Reserves.

Bridport were set on their way by an own goal and went on to establish a healthy 3-0 lead at the break.

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Tony Carlile fired a spectacular long-range volley home for 2-0 before Adam Diaz’s tidy finish handed the Bees their three-goal cushion.

Marsh battled superbly all game but they were powerless to prevent Josh Baker and Jake Mansley goals as Adam Herring’s men took all three points.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Herring said: “It was a good win, it could’ve and should’ve been more but it’s good to get a win to get the confidence up.

“We had to go out with the right attitude and get a victory, which we did. It was tough, the pitch was long and bobbly but they stuck at it and they’ve done well to keep going.

“We want to try and pick up a few results and be more worried about catching teams above us, instead of worrying about what’s above us.”

Bridport now travel to Hamworthy United Reserves on Saturday (3pm).

Herring added: “It’s one of those where they’ve lost a few and won a few. They’re away from the top four and it’s definitely one where we’ll look to start fast.

“It’s one we’re looking at to try and get some points.”

Bridport Reserves will likely see a few changes this week, but Callum Arnold (knee) is still out for at least one month following surgery.

George Wyrill (thumb) will also sit out to avoid the risk of further damage that could necessitate an operation.

Bees: Cuff: Childs (Ja Scadding), Day (Baggs), Mansley, Diaz (Adler), Owen, Steele (Etherington), Baker, Taylor, Kamara (Gee), Carlile.