CHARLIE Kenderdine played a starring role from off the bench to help Balti Sports to a 3-2 victory over Bridport Reserves in the Dorset Premier League.

Goals from Scott Walker, Danny Andrews and Stef Stavrianous earned Balti’s first league win since October, after Bridport boss Shaun Annetts was sent off after 25 minutes.

The Bees took the lead after a great ball from Riley Weedon, who played it down the right to Alf Ward, who charged into the box and slid an effort under Andy Nott in the Balti goal after 15 minutes.

Balti reacted well, when Chris Reader played a long free-kick into the Bridport box and on hand was Walker to craft a bullet header into the bottom corner after 20 minutes.

Danny Andrews then had a goal disallowed as Balti began to improve.

Annetts was then sent off after frustration with not being given a penalty after a tackle on Finn Cooper, where the referee brought the game back to an earlier foul with no action taken from the tackle on Cooper.

However, from the free-kick, Bridport took the lead again.

The ball was swung in towards Dan Baggs, who tapped it into the net to hand the Bees the lead once again.

However, the match changed with Kenderdine’s introduction shortly into the start of the second half.

Kenderdine went into the centre of the park and helped keep the attack together.

Carl McClements, Ethan Devaney, Andrews all had chances saved by the superb Billy Fleet in the Bridport goal.

The breakthrough came via a long throw-in, after Walker threw the ball in, McClements played the ball up towards Andrews who volleyed home.

A brilliant goal decided the contest, via Stavrianous, who cut inside and thrashed the ball into the net from 20 yards to hand Balti a much-needed victory.

Balti boss Marco Nott said: “It was a fantastic derby really, it kind of had everything: crunching tackles, their manager getting sent off, goals, last-minute drama. It was a great game really, a typical Dorset Premier League game.”

Nott also agreed with Annetts with regards to the penalty claim that infuriated the Bridport boss, saying: “The lad continued into the box and got scythed down and it should have been a penalty, but the referee brought it back, luckily we thought for us, for a free-kick.”

“He (Annetts) was right to be upset.”

Balti Sports: A Nott, Walker, Anderson (Stavrianos 75), Proffitt, Taylor (Kenderdine 50), Nichols, Walker, McClements, Devaney (Dean 80), Reader, Andrews

Bridport Reserves: Fleet, Riley, Scadding, Baggs, Gray, Gape, Ward, Handyside, Weedon, Mamanta (Stainer 80), Cooper