BRIDGWATER Hockey Club’s teams played their last round of friendly matches before getting stuck into league duty from this coming Saturday.

Bridgwater Men’s 1sts 4, Minehead 1sts 1

THE men’s 1st XI built up a good bit of momentum before the league starts on Saturday.

Lee Chorley opened the scoring but Minehead equalised before the break.

A goal from Adam Lowe settled the nerves before Todd Barrett and James Duckering completed the scoring.

Keeper Pete Saunders and young striker James Duckering shared man of the match.

Bridgwater Ladies 1sts 7, Mid Somerset 1

BRIDGWATER ladies put in a dominant performance against a good Mid Somerset side.

An excellent goal from skipper Lucy Burridge saw Bridgwater take the lead inside two minutes, with Sapphy Reed-Yang doubling the lead before half time.

Mid Somerset pulled one back, but Bridgwater scored five in an explosive final 25 minutes.

Burridge and Reed-Yang completed their braces, and Grace Popham and Emma Hill also found the net.

Bridgwater Men’s 2nds 3, Minehead 2nds 2

STAND-IN captains for the day Max Syvret and Dan Pigden welcomed a few guest players to their side and the side started well.

A smashed ball into Joe Syvret was beautifully deflected into the roof of the net for the first goal.

Syvret set up Paul Bond for a second, and Bond scored again to put Bridgwater 3-0 up inside half an hour.

Minehead pulled two back either side of the break but Bridgwater held on.

West Clubs Women’s League
Sedgemoor Division 2
Bridgwater Ladies 2nds 4, Taunton Civil Service 2nds 1

THE Ladies 2nds welcomed Taunton Civil Service 2s for their first league game of the season.

Bridgwater started well and Jess Shobbrook set up Kate Ward to open the scoring, before Willow Hobbs fired a shot into the top of the net.

The hosts started the second half well and Ward added her second, but Civil Service pulled one back.

Hobbs made the points safe late on.

Player of the match: Kate Ward, Julie Reed and Niamh Dillon.


Men's fixtures this Saturday:

Central 1 - Bridgwater v Chippenham A (2.15pm)
West Central 1 - Old Bristolians B v Bridgwater A (4.30pm)
West Central 2 - Bridgwater B v Mid Somerset A (12.15pm)
South East 2 - Taunton Vale D v Bridgwater C (4.30pm)
South East 3 - Minehead B v Bridgwater D (noon)

Women's fixtures:

Central Division - Firebrands 3rds v Bridgwater (11.30am)
Sedgemoor Division 2 - Bridgwater 2nds v Sidmouth & Ottery 2nds (10.30am)