BRIDPORT boss Chris Herbst has earmarked a dramatic improvement in the Bees’ game management going into their trip to Torridgeside on Saturday (2.15pm).

Bridport have conceded late goals against Crediton United, Elburton Villa and Bovey Tracey in recent weeks, costing the Bees a total of five points.

That sum would comfortably take them into second place above Crediton, while leaders Ivybridge Town look destined for the South West Peninsula League Premier East title, 20 points their lead.

Speaking to the Bridport News, Herbst called on his players to see out points-paying and winning positions with more ice in their veins.

He said: “We’re working even harder to try and solve it. I’m not going to be too critical.

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“We’ve got to manage the games better, see out the games better. Last week we were 3-1 up and we’ve thrown it away, it’s no good.

“It’s definitely a mindset thing. We can only do so much on the sidelines and give so many instructions.

“I can’t physically make them win the game. It’s down to them, they’ve got to take responsibility on it.

“There’s a lot of positivity and hopefully we’ll get a reaction this weekend.”

Bridport have created a catalogue of chances in recent weeks without being at their clinical best and Herbst feels the Bees could soon chalk up a large tally against an unfortunate side.

“That’s what I’m thinking,” he confessed.

“When it clicks then there should be some scores going in.”

Tom Richardson (knee) is back in training but Bridport will manage the forward’s fitness, while Will Gape (unavailable) and Sol Ayunga (ankle) are out.