BRIDGWATER Town are looking for a response to last week's flat FA Cup display as they return to league action with a trip to Hallen.

The Robins were beaten 3-1 by Bristol Manor Farm last weekend, leaving co-manager Dave Pearse frustrated by their lack of urgency.

“We lost to the better team – they looked like a Southern League outfit and we looked like a Western League team,” he said.

“It was disappointing as we never had a go at them and looked flat. We showed them too much respect.

“We knew it was going to be difficult but we fancied our chances. It was not so much the defeat but the manner of it which was frustrating.

Bridgwater have already beaten Hallen once this season, winning 1-0 in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup in August, but Pearse is expecting a tricky test on their turf.

“They have signed some good players and it will be tough,” Pearse said.

“We need to get back to basics and back to the levels we found against Parkway [which Town won 2-0] and our big wins against Brislington [7-0] and Chipping Sodbury [8-1].”

Bridgwater Town Reserves, who impressively knocked Somerset County League Premier Division side Watchet Town out of the Somerset Senior Cup last weekend with a 3-0 win, return to Division One action at home to Hengrove Athletic Reserves.

In the Premier Division, Middlezoy Rovers travel to Westfield, while Zoy's reserves host Peasedown Miners Welfare in Division 2.