BRIDPORT have been forced to call their fourth successive home postponement after their St Mary's Field pitch suffered waterlogging again.

Heavy rain in midweek has thwarted the Bees' league fixture with Stoke Gabriel & Torbay Police, adding to the Dorset Senior Cup semi-final on Tuesday.

Stoke, also nicknamed the Bees, were the first side to beat Bridport in the South West Peninsula League Premier East this season, winning 4-3 in September.

Bridport boss Chris Herbst is confident the Bees will not have lost any sharpness despite a two week-lay-off.

He told the Bridport News: “Everyone’s chomping at the bit to get a run going.

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“We’ve got two semi-finals (after) this game so everyone’s keen to get going.

“One thing I’d want, is that I’d just take a result. Once we get playing, we’ll be fine.”

And with the fixture hopefully ending a two-week gap in games due to poor weather, Herbst maintained his confidence in Bridport’s fitness and sharpness.

He said: “We trained (Tuesday) night and I thought everyone looked really sharp.

“Before we train, everyone meets half an hour before and goes for a three or 4k at pace, then we get into intense training.

“The boys are still looking sharp.”

He added: “But if it goes on for another week or two then people will start being sluggish because match fitness is the main thing.”

Sol Ayunga (ankle), Tom Richardson (knee) and both James Cox and Brayden Jones (unavailable) miss out.

Herbst added: “There’s nothing new, Sol might be back next week.”