BRIDPORT have been dealt a blow as both Braeden Symes and Ed Butcher have departed for Paulton Rovers.

Rovers, who are a division above in the Evo-Stik Division One South, finished 17th last season with 33 points.

Butcher had returned to the Bees last year following a spell at Street.

The duo become the second and third players to depart Bridport during the close season, with Andy Martin having left to join Shepton Mallet.