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Bridport Football Club was formed on October 7th 1885 by a group of members of the town's Cricket and lawn Tennis Club. The Club played just two matches in its first season, with their maiden game being at Dorchester on February 4th 1886, losing 5-1. The second was at home to Evershot, Bridport won 3-1. The first ten years were taken up playing Friendlies throughout Dorset. In 1896 the club joined the newly formed Dorset League, where they stayed for two seasons. Over the following twenty years the club entered the South Dorset League followed by the West Dorset League. They won the Championship in 1907/08, losing only one of their 14 matches and scoring 62 goals with only 6 against. They won the title the following season, by five points from local rivals Beaminster. After these successes the Club rejoined the South Dorset League where they came joint top in their first season but losing the Championship decider against Somerset Light Infantry 3-1. The Club won the Championship outright the following season.