BRIDPORT Ladies secured a crucial 1-0 victory at home in a hard-fought encounter against Combe St Nicholas.

Despite facing challenges in converting chances, the team showed resilience and determination on the pitch.

Despite the missed opportunities, Bridport Ladies will find solace in the three points gained.

The game began positively compared to the previous week, with energy levels notably higher.

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Bridport enjoyed plenty of possession, with Florence Valinski making good ground down the wing, although the crosses into the box failed to connect effectively.

However, midway through the first half, the deadlock was finally broken with Laura Tattershall capitalizing on a free-kick in the box, driving the ball into the net.

While Bridport had numerous shots throughout the game, the Combe St Nicholas goalkeeper proved formidable, denying all but one of Bridport's attempts.

Despite dominating possession, Bridport struggled to find the finishing touch in the final third.

The second half saw more chances created, but Bridport failed to capitalize on them. Combe St Nicholas managed to keep the deficit to just one goal, requiring Bridport's defence to remain vigilant against potential counter-attacks.

The standout performance of Combe St Nicholas' goalkeeper was acknowledged, with hopes for a better showing in the next home fixture against Porlock on Sunday (2pm).

Bees’ manager Lianne Dunk said: "A win's a win, but we will be looking for more next time.

“Coming off the back of a defeat, we were hoping to start lively. The game was extremely scrappy, and we didn’t manage to find the back of the net as much as we should’ve."

Bees: Chubb, Denslow, Phillips, Corbett, Kick, Turner, Valinski, Darby, P Hughes, Perryment, Tattershall. Subs used: Cornwell, Isgrove, G Hughes, May, Rodley.