Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Westbury & UB A 3, Bridgwater 0

BRIDGWATER’S unbeaten run came to an end at second-placed Westbury on Saturday.

The home side took control of the game early on and scored after 15 minutes.

Bridgwater responded well and had several shots saved, but conceded another with minutes to go before half time.

The visitors again went close in the early exchanges of the second half, Will Pope, Jordan Rawles and James Duckering committed to both attack and defence.

However, Westbury scored their third with just minutes to go.

Bridgwater still sit at the top of the table on goal difference, and look to keep it that way into the Christmas break.

This Saturday they host Team Bath Buccs C (2.15pm start).

Man of the match: Sam Uminski

West Central 1
Bridgwater A 5, Shepton Mallet A 2

THE men’s 2nds started quickly and a great break with Aaron Turner allowed Tom Lott to open the scoring.

Shepton looked to press to get back into the game but Bridgwater scored the all-important second via a deflection by Kody Fludgate.

Turner was next on the scoresheet and Lott added his second.

After the break, Shepton hit an early goal and forced Bridgwater to defend.

But Lott redressed the balance to complete a hat-trick, before Shepton hit a second just before the end.

Man of the match: Paul Tilley

West Central 2
Bristol & West D 2, Bridgwater B 3

BRIDGWATER maintained their challenge at the top with a win at fourth-placed Bristol & West.

Steve Wilson grabbed the first, then Rich Payne and Wilson bagged the others.

The hosts reduced the arrears but Bridgwater held on for a vital victory.

Man of the match: Rich Payne

South East 2
Bridgwater C 4, Yeovil & Sherborne B 4

THE 4th XI played their part in a remarkable home draw, having fallen 2-0 behind, but fighting back to lead through Mike Eele (2) and Ben Sims’ goals.

Yeovil mounted a comeback to put themselves 4-3 up – but Eele completed a hat-trick to secure a point for the hosts.

Man of the match: Steve Miller

South East 3
Bridgwater D 4, East Devon D 1

TWO very young sides faced each other and Bridgwater took the lead through Steve Miller.

East Devon responded but the backline of Toby Knight, Sam Thomas, Will Baldwin and Rowan James kept them at bay.

Despite choice words at half-time East Devon broke and scored within the first minutes of the re-start.

Bridgwater finally woke up and passed the ball well and Kit Hockey regained the lead.

Two more goals, from Steve Miller ‘assists’, came from Will Baldwin and Cernikovs, and Bridgwater were home and hosed.

Man of the match: Steve Miller


West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Bridgwater 5, Taw Valley 1

BRIDGWATER ladies 1sts made light work of bottom club Taw Valley.

After a well contested first half, Bridgwater taking a 1-0 lead thanks to a strong Grace Popham strike, the hosts went up a gear.

The second goal came from a disguised ball from Sapphy Reed-Yang, followed by two further goals from player of the match Grace Popham to complete her hat-trick, with the final goal coming from captain Lucy Burridge.

Bridgwater travel to Mendip on Saturday (10.30am).

Sedgemoor Division 2
White Eagles 3rds 1, Bridgwater 2nds 4

THE game started with each team having their share of possession.

Danni Morgan opened the scoring, firing in a rebound, and soon added a second.

White Eagles hit back and, despite excellent defensive play from Sam Mirto, pulled a goal back before the break.

Bridgwater dominated the second half and Willow Hobbs and Abbie Stevens added to the scoreline with some impressive shots.

Player of the match: Danni Morgan

Friendly match
Bridgwater Mixed XI 4, Shepton Mallet 5

BRIDGWATER’s mixed team played their first fixture of the season, and were on the back foot at the start.

They conceded a goal in the first few minutes but Duncan Morrish crossed the ball in for Richard Payne to level.

Shepton Mallet scored twice in quick succession but, thanks to a Will Pope strike, Bridgwater got the score to 3-2 at half time.

They equalised soon after the restart, with a superb deflection from Lucy Burridge, while player of the match Will Pope added another to give his side the lead.

Rob Morrish made two fantastic saves but Shepton won it with two goals in the dying minutes.