GoCrea8 Central 1
Bridgwater 4, City of Bath A 1

BRIDGWATER welcomed City of Bath 2nds and were keen to get back to winning ways after the previous week’s poor performance.

The hosts controlled the first half but were only able to score two goals - through wingers Todd Barrett and Jordan Rawles - when they should have had the game done by half time.

The second half was scrappy, with players from both teams finding themselves in the sin bin.

After Bridgwater went 3-0 up with another from Barrett, Bath pulled one back and looked for another before Rawles added his second to seal the victory with a flicked finish.

The win put Bridgwater safely in mid-table ahead of a derby with local rivals Taunton Vale next week.

Man of the Match - Andy Taylor

West Central 1
Firebrands D 3, Bridgwater A 2

THIS floodlit fixture started slowly, but Firebrands exploited a gap in the Bridgwater backline to break the deadlock.

They soon doubled their lead and, despite creating opportunities, Bridgwater went into half-time two down.

Rich Payne halved the deficit but, as the visitors pushed for a leveller, Firebrands got their third.

Bridgwater did not give up, and Will Kelly flicked past the keeper late on to make the final score 3-2.

Man of the Match - Scott Upham

West Central 1
Bridgwater B 0, Keynsham 4

BRIDGWATER B took on high-flying Keynsham this week at Chilton.

In a tough week for selection, it was always going to be difficult for Bridgwater - so it proved, with the visitors running out comfortable winners.

South East 2
East Devon C 5, Bridgwater C 1

FOR the second week running, the 4s fielded only 11, this time travelling to Exeter to play a strong East Devon.

The first half saw a fine battling performance from Bridgwater, fending off numerous well worked attacks.

The defence of Hicks, Richards and McNeill put up a spirited performance with the help of Pigden, who opened the scoring from a rare Bridgwater short corner.

It was not long after, however, that the scores were levelled, but a 1-1 half time score was a credit to Bridgwater.

Tired legs took hold in the second half and, despite valiant efforts from Uminski and Blackmore, the East Devon attacks were too fast for Bridgwater and the hosts took the lead.

There were good saves from Hutter, but three further goals in quick succession made the score line very flattering for East Devon.

Bridgwater were beaten by the better team on the day, but the score line didn’t reflect the efforts made.

Man of the match - Paul Blackmore

South East 3
East Devon D 1, Bridgwater D 0

PLAYERS getting lost meant this game started late with only seven Bridgwater men on the pitch.

It meant that, for the first five minutes, a bus that Jose Mourinho would have been proud of was parked in front of goal and East Devon couldn’t break through.

With the visitors nearly at a full compliment, East Devon won a ball in the D that was bouncing around and slotted home for 1-0.

Three brilliant saves from Durkin kept the hosts at bay after the break, but Bridgwater couldn’t force an equaliser after a performance to be proud of.

Man of the Match - Ted Kelly