England Hockey Cup
Bridgwater Men’s 1sts 4, Bath Buccs 5ths 2

BRIDGWATER played in the first round of the England Hockey Cup against Bath Buccs 5ths on Sunday.

Bath went 2-0 up before Tom Lott pulled a goal back before half time, and he levelled the scores after the break.

Lott’s hat-trick came with 10 minutes to go and then, with the last hit of the game, Taylor scored from a short corner to give Bridgwater their second win of the weekend.

Man of the match: Tom Lott; the team would like to thank everyone who came to support.

GoCrea8 Central 1
Bridgwater 6, Bristol University B 2

BRIDGWATER started slowly and fell behind after being outplayed for the first 10 minutes.

After a tactical change, Tom Lott equalised after a mazy run by Kody Fludgate, and it was 1-1 at the break.

Lott scored two quick goals after half time to complete his hat-trick and Todd Barrett also netted before Lott notched his fourth for a 5-1 lead.

Bristol pulled one back, only for Bridgwater to go to the other end and score through Andy Taylor.

Man of the match: Tom Lott

GoCrea8 West Central 1
Firebrands C 1, Bridgwater A 9

AFTER an even start, Bridgwater took the lead when Will Kelly calmly converted a penalty flick.

Aaron Turner soon made it 2-0, before Duncan Bond tapped in a third.

A great reverse strike from Rich Payne and another from Turner made it 5-0 at half time.

Jamie Fudge scored a great solo effort, and Bridgwater went on to net three more goals through Fudge, Payne and Kelly, before a late Firebrands consolation.

Man of the match: Jamie Fudge

GoCrea8 West Central 1
Shepton Mallet A 4, Bridgwater B 1

BRIDGWATER took a first-half lead through Ollie Boulton, but the opposition proved far superior, even if the scoreline flattered them somewhat.

Man of the match: Ollie Boulton

GoCrea8 South East 2
Bridgwater C 3, Chard A 1

AFTER an even first half, Bridgwater took the lead through Tom Willis, only for Chard to level before half time.

After the break the defence of Hicks, Pigden and McNeill played out of their skin, and two goals from Willis sealed his hat-trick and the win.

GoCrea8 South East 3
Bridgwater D 1, Mid Somerset B 4

BRIDGWATER 5s started well but fell behind, and conceded twice in five minutes after the break.

Mid Somerset made it 4-0, but man of the match Andrew Hayden-Briffett netted a consolation.


West Clubs Women’s League
Central 1
Bridgwater Ladies 1sts 2, Firebrands 3rds 1

BRIDGWATER hosted Firebrands and the visitors sped out of the blocks, taking an early lead.

This was the wake-up call Bridgwater needed, as strong running from Sapphy Reed-Jang and Lucy Burridge caused trouble for the Firebrands defence, and the hosts levelled with Becca Tasker’s left-sided sweep.

The home team dominated the second half, and went ahead when a driving run and cross from Laura Coles was finished on the left post by Reed-Jang.

It was one-way traffic but the Firebrands keeper had a fine game.

Bridgwater finished 2-1 winners and were happy with their performance.

Player of the match: Becca Tasker

Sedgemoor Division 2
White Eagles 3rds 3, Bridgwater 2nds 0

THE Ladies 2nds travelled to Tiverton, hoping for a win against White Eagles.

Bridgwater pushed up from the outset, and some great attacking play led to Clare Wilson scoring, but the goal was disallowed for being too high.

White Eagles went on the attack, and Sue Durkin made some good saves before the hosts went ahead.

In the second half Lauren Morrish and Kashi Morrish worked hard down the wing, but White Eagles doubled their lead from a short corner.

Bridgwater then picked up the pace and were unlucky not to score, but White Eagles had the final say with a quick breakaway for their third goal.

Players of the match: Elesi Ryder, Hilary McNeil