Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Bridgwater 1st 4, Taunton Vale B 1

BRIDGWATER kept up their winning ways, beating local rivals Taunton Vale.

With an early goal from a short corner by captain Duncan Morrish, Bridgwater looked set for a solid win but they couldn’t find the second goal and Vale equalised through a short corner minutes before half time.

After the break, Bridgwater retained possession much better, and were rewarded when Ash Woolmington rocketed the ball into the top left corner.

Todd Barrett’s smart near-post finish and a well-worked short corner deflection by Jordan Rawles sealed the win.

Player of the match: Ash Woolmington

West Central 1
Clifton Robinsons D 1, Bridgwater A 3

BRIDGWATER 2nds faced Clifton Robinsons with a changed side, hoping to improve their poor away form.

After an even opening, Rich Payne found the back board for Bridgwater, with a well-placed reverse strike.

Things did not get off to a great start in the second half, Clifton turning early pressure into an equaliser.

The visitors replied quickly, though, as a breakaway from Aaron Turner saw him one-on-one with the keeper and he tucked it home.

With the help of some great saves from Dom Rauch, they held their lead and Payne’s shot was deflected over the line to secured the away win.

The men's 3rds game was cancelled when Weston-super-Mare A failed to raise a side.

South East 2
North Devon A 6, Bridgwater C 1

THE 4th XI travelled to top of the league North Devon and lost a tough game.

The hosts were dominant throughout but James Kettlewell grabbed a well-deserved goal.

Player of the match: Christian Durkin

Somerset Cup
Yeovil & Sherborne 5, Bridgwater 1

BRIDGWATER’s interest in the Somerset Cup ended at Yeovil on Sunday.

First team debuts were handed to Jack Syvret, Alex Howe and Conrad Butt against the higher league opposition, and Bridgwater started well.

Keeper Brandon Durkin saved a penalty flick at 0-0 but they were 3-0 down at the break.

In the second half, Bridgwater dominated the early exchanges, Will Pope’s penalty flick expertly dispatched.

Durkin made a second penalty flick save but Yeovil still extended their lead.

Player of the match: Brandon Durkin


West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Old Bristolians 3, Bridgwater 1

BRIDGWATER Ladies 1sts started brightly in this closely-contested match.

The home side took the lead but, shortly after, the game was held up after Sue Chaplin took a ball to the head, warranting a visit to A&E.

Due to time constraints, it was decided the second half would only be 25 minutes.

Even though a goal for Bridgwater came from an excellent rebound from Donna Cooper, Bridgwater ended up losing 3-1.

They face Taw Valley at home at the weekend looking to pick up the all-important points.

Player of the match: Annabelle Jay

Sedgemoor Division 2
Bridgwater 2nds 5, Taw Valley 2nds 0

BRIDGWATER 2nds were confident after their win last week and put in another strong performance.

They started the stronger side, pegging Taw Vally in their own half.

They took the lead following a great strike from Julie Reed from a well-worked short corner.

After the break, the home side’s attacking play paid off when they added four goals - from Jess Shobbrook, Lauren Morrish and two more for Reed, who completed a well-deserved hat-trick.

Players of the match: Julie Reed and Jess Shobbrook