Away Match vs Bridport FC (Pre-season)

Date

Thursday 29 July 2010

League

Pre-season 2010/11

Result

2-0 (Away Defeat)

MoM

Jamie Cross

Match Report

Sherborne Town manager Mickey Spencer described the 2-0 defeat at Bridport as a "learning curve", as the Bees capitalised on defensive lapses.

The Toolstation Western League Division One hosts broke the deadlock after a striker was allowed to latch onto a simple ball over the top and fire into the net.

Sherborne were still reeling from that strike when a Bridport attacker cut inside and doubled his team's advantage from the edge of the box.

Spencer said: "It was a good learning curve for us. It was a strong performance and we were missing one or two key players.

"The second goal was a consequence of the guys not getting over the first goal. We were still trying to over-play in our defensive third. Once we composed ourselves we dominated."

The boss heaped praise on keeper Jamie Cross, who impressed between the sticks after an enthusiastic start to his Sherborne career.

Spencer also emphasised the importance of attending training, learning that Bridport attracted more than 90 per cent of their players to sessions.

"It was a spirited performance from us. It was not surprising when I heard that out of their 55 players from three side they never get less than 50 players turning up at training," he said.

"That accounted for their good team spirit. I have made sure that our players have been made aware of that."