BRIDPORT boss Adam Fricker expects an even contest when the Bees entertain fellow mid-table side Cribbs in Toolstation Western League Premier Division action on Saturday (3pm).

Bristol-based Cribbs have a near-identical record to Fricker’s men having played 22 games and taking 26 points compared to Bridport’s haul of 28 from 23 matches.

Those two points separate the St Mary’s Field outfit in 12th from the causeway club in 15th and Fricker is also keen to address a run of six defeats in seven games, despite performances being to a satisfactory standard.

He told the Bridport News: “There’s not a lot between the two teams. They’ve been a bit up and down – very similar to us, to be perfectly honest.

“As I say most weeks in this league it will be a tough game and we know that. It will be interesting, I don’t think they’ve changed a lot from last season.

“We’ve obviously played them a few times, so we’ll see what it brings. We always look to go out and win, certainly at home.

“We’ve been putting in the performances, just not getting the results but that is down to our own individual errors which we have to eradicate, otherwise we’re going to continue in that vain.

“The lads are working hard, we’re confident that we can turn it around. I think the key for us is that confidence hasn’t dropped.

“Anyone who’s been watching us over the last few weeks will say we’ve been unlucky, but I’m fed up of saying we’ve been unlucky. You make your own luck sometimes.”

Dec Cornish (calf) is a minor doubt, while Braeden Symes (groin) and Sam Clark (dead leg) should be fit. James Hutchings, Chris McGrath and James Regan are available.