Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Bridport 0, Bridgwater Town 2

BRIDGWATER Town kept themselves in contention for a top four finish with a 2-0 win away to Bridport on Saturday.

Second-half goals from Jake Llewellyn and Joe Swift – his first for the club – sealed the three points for the Robins.

The visitors began well, and after Jack Taylor had had a penalty shout turned down after a coming together with the home goalkeeper, he sent Ian Bellinger in on goal, but he ran out of room.

The remainder of the first half witnessed few chances, but the Bridport striker passed up a golden one, going clean through but sending a tame effort straight at Jake Viney.

The Robins made a slow start to the second period, and were fortunate to see a couple of efforts from Ed Butcher whistle past the frame of Viney's goal.

But they were handed the opportunity to go ahead on the hour mark, Bridport defender Josh Williams conceding a penalty after a tangle in the box, and Llewellyn stepped up to convert.

Viney did well to deny Butcher, but then the points were secured thanks to a fine team goal in the 80th minute, involving two substitutes who had just come on – Swift and Sam Towler.

Mark Armstrong picked out Taylor, who crossed, and after Towler dummied the ball Swift picked out the bottom corner with a left-footed effort.

The result leaves Bridgwater three points off Plymouth Parkway (third) and Westbury United (fourth), and this coming Saturday they are at home to ninth-placed Shepton Mallet (ko 3pm).