BRIDPORT manager Chris Herbst heaped praise on goal machines Riley Weedon and Sol Ayunga following the pair’s latest contributions on Monday.

Weedon and Ayunga both netted to give the Bees a 2-1 win over Torrington on Easter Monday, extending to four points their advantage in second over Crediton United.

They took their combined tally to 25 this season, with 16 for Weedon in the Bees’ number 10 role and nine for striker Ayunga in his 18 games.

Fred Parsons is next up with eight goals, although the ex-Lyme Regis maestro has made 27 appearances this season.

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Speaking to the Bridport & Lyme Regis News, Herbst said: “Riley and Sol have been class.

“When Sol’s not been there we’ve missed him big time. His press, speed and power are unreal and that sets the tone from the front.

“Riley’s chipping away at goals constantly through the whole season and he’s been brilliant. It’s really good to see.”

With seven games remaining, Weedon is in pole position for the Bees’ golden boot but Ayunga could yet take the honours with a late goal spree.

Asked whether the two had any dressing room banter regarding the golden boot prize, Herbst said: “I don’t know, to be fair.

“I know Riley keeps an eye on his stats, for sure. For a number 10, his goals and assists are brilliant.”

Bridport move on to a home derby with Sidmouth Town on Saturday (3pm).

Isaac and Noah House are likely to be on duty with Beaminster, while Will Gape and James Cox are doubts.