Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Bristol UWE 6, Bridgwater 2

BRIDGWATER men’s 1sts went to UWE on Saturday, both sides aiming to maintain their 100 per cent record.

The visitors started brightly and went a goal up, through a stunning deflection from Todd Barrett after a great crash ball from Chris Dart, but soon found themselves 2-1 down, and were reduced to 10 men for the next 50 minutes.

Bridgwater defended bravely, but the hosts used their man advantage bagged four goals in the second half to go 6-1 up.

Despite tired legs across the pitch, Barrett grabbed a consolation late on.

Man of the match: Todd Barrett & Lee Chorley

West Central 1
Bridgwater A 5, Firebrands C 1

THE 2nd XI faced a 10-man Firebrands side on a very windy day.

The visitors began better, but Bridgwater made the breakthrough courtesy of Tom Lott’s superb solo goal, having dribbled from near his own 23 and finished well.

It was 2-0 from a long corner, Lott deflecting it on to Rich Payne to finish.

Lott scored again after the break, only for Firebrands to pull one back.

But as the visitors chased the game, more gaps appeared, and Lott’s penalty flick – completing his hat-trick – and Paul Bond’s late goal wrapped up the win.

Man of the match: Tom Lott

Bridgwater B’s match with Somerset Gryphons A was postponed as the opposition could not raise a side.

South East 2
Isca E 5, Bridgwater C 1

THE men’s 4ths’ fine start to the season was ended by a very good Isca side.

Bridgwater fielded a slightly unfamiliar side, and their only goal of the game was scored by man of the match Harvey Larcombe.

South East 3
East Devon D 5, Bridgwater D 0

ANOTHER much-changed Bridgwater side handed debuts Kieran Barrow and Kit Hockey.

The hosts took the lead through a penalty flick, and added two more before half time.

Hockey and Steve Morrish had chances for the away side, and Brad Palmer made several amazing saves but East Devon secured a 5-0 win.

Man of the match: Sam Stacey


West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Bridgwater 3, Clifton Robinsons 3rds 0

AFTER two 1-1 draws, Bridgwater ladies 1sts put in an incredible performance to beat a highly-skilled Clifton Robinsons side on Saturday.

The first half ended goalless, with the defence putting in some excellent work to deny Clifton, both from some short corners and from open play.

Bridgwater started the second half brightly, and scored within the first two minutes of the half, thanks to a strong drive down the right from Becca Tasker, who crossed the ball for Sapphy Reed-Yang to sweep home.

The hosts played some phenomenal hockey for the rest of the half, with two more goals being scored via clinical short corners.

Captain Lucy Burridge got her name on the scoresheet, and Reed-Yang claimed her second with a deflection after an excellent assist from Laura Coles.

Player of the match: Annabelle Jay

Sedgemoor Division 2
Bridgwater 2nds 1, Taunton Vale 5ths 2

THE ladies 2nds were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Taunton Vale 5ths, in what was a competitive game between two good sides.

Vale led 1-0 at half time, then scored in the first two minutes of the second half, to go 2-0 up.

To Bridgwater’s credit, they dominated the remainder of the second half, but for all their attacking efforts the all-important goal eluded them.

With a couple of short corners near the end, Julie Reed scored from a straight shot a minute from the final whistle to claim a consolation goal.

Player of the match: Julie Reed