Verde Recreo Men's League
Central 1
Royal Wootton Bassett 2, Bridgwater 1st XI 6

BRIDGWATER kept up their winning form this week, travelling with only 11 players, but bringing all three points home from their long trip.

They started the brighter of the sides, finding themselves two up within ten minutes - goals from Will Pope and James Duckering setting them up for a great start.

With Pope adding his second from a short corner, Bridgwater soon had a 3-0 lead; but Wootton Bassett clawed one back before half-time.

The home side started the better in the second half, and pulled back to be within one goal with a good finish. But rather than trying to hold on to a one goal cushion, Bridgwater turned on the style.

With goals from Ash Woolmington, Todd Barrett and another Will Pope goal for his hat-trick, they ran out clear winners - with Pope grabbing nearly all of the votes for player of the match.

West Central 1
Bridgwater A 1, Westbury & UB C 0

WITH the bare 11, Bridgwater knew they had to work hard to win the game.

It was a slow burner with both sides playing the ball around the back and looking to build.

Both teams managed to create chances on the break, with Aaron Turner running in behind and rounding the keeper only to be denied by a last-ditch clearance.

Then, after a good tackle in the midfield by Max Syvret, a good pass reached Turner who broke forward with Syvret following up to receive the return in the D with the keeper rushing out on him, quickly tapping the ball past for the opening goal.

Bridgwater went more defensive after the break and this saw Westbury press early.

The home side created a couple of chances themselves but it was more of a defensive performance with late saves from Dom Rauch keeping the score at 1-0.

Man of the match: Max Syvret

West Central 2
Bridgwater B 3, Old Bristolians C 1

IT was third time lucky as Bridgwater inflicted a defeat on Old Bristolians.

Three seemed to be the magic number, as they ran out 3-1 winners on the day.

Despite a solid forward performance, including two goals from Tom Lott and one from Rich Payne, it was the resolute defence who grabbed most of the votes for man of the match.

Stand-in keeper Danny Rogers tallied the most votes; despite being an outfield player by trade.

South East 2
Sidmouth & Ottery C 0, Bridgwater C 3

BRIDGWATER 4ths welcomed a return to form, despite the long journey and having only 11 in their side.

They were the much fresher team - with stand-in keeper Graham Miller carrying his fine form from last week and making some fine saves.

The teamwork shone throughout the game, with experienced players Mike Eele and Steve Turvey grabbing a goal apiece.

The third goal was scored by young starlet Oscar West - grabbing man of the match and his first goal in men’s hockey in only his fourth game for the club.