BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker was pleased with how his side kicked off their pre-season campaign, in a 3-2 win against Wincanton Town at St Mary’s Field on Tuesday.

An early penalty from Mark Salter set the ball rolling for the Bees but the visitors levelled before the interval.

Richard Hebditch and Andy Martin then made it 3-1 to Bridport before they conceded a consolation goal late on.

The Bees’ chief also used the encounter to look at some potential new recruits for his squad, including winger Cody Bowditch, who has come over from Lyme Regis.

And Fricker insists Bowditch is a player he would like to see more of.

“For us, it’s a case of trying to convince him that it is worth sticking at it and not worth dropping down to a lower level, just to play week in week out,” he said, when asked about youngster Bowditch.

“I think he’s quite keen but we are obviously still waiting to see what he wants to do.

“We’d like to keep hold of him because he has a lot of potential.”

Fricker has lost the services of Oscar Latas however, as he has decided to go travelling.

The Bees’ chief said: “Oscar left a couple of weeks ago but he said he would give us a shout when he is back.

“If he is back before the season ends, it will be another addition to the squad.”

Bridport’s next pre-season fixture comes on Saturday, when they host Westland Sports (3pm) before another scheduled home game against Portland United on Tuesday (7.45pm).