Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Bridgwater 6, Team Bath Buccs C 1

BRIDGWATER men’s 1sts remained top of the league with a victory over Bath Buccs to leave them two points clear at the summit.

They were 1-0 up early on thanks to a good strike from skipper Duncan Morrish.

Todd Barrett soon made it two with a composed finish, and he completed his hat-trick before half time.

Buccs pulled one back after the break, but Bridgwater’s man of the match Will Pope grabbed two goals to complete a well-deserved win.

West Central 1
Westbury & UB B 4, Bridgwater A 1

THE 2nd XI faced a side just above them in the table and Westbury started on top.

Saves and last-ditch tackles kept them at bay, and then a long flick by Ben Stone found Aaron Turner in behind the defence; he passed to Dan Buller, who accidentally returned it, and Turner opened the scoring.

The lead didn’t last long, though, as a well-worked move saw Westbury get their first, and they added two more before the break.

A few tactical changes stopped the flow of goals, but the hosts claimed the win.

West Central 2
Bridgwater B 4, Firebrands E 1

BRIDGWATER B continued their solid season and, after an even start, Tom Lott grabbed the opening goal.

A well-worked short corner was then deftly deflected in by Steve Wilson, and Lott added another before the break.

Firebrands did not give up and forced several few cracking saves from keeper Brandon Durkin.

Lott, however, completed his hat-trick and, despite conceding a consolation goal, Bridgwater ran out deserved winners.

Player of the match: Steve Pigden

The 3rds then won their second fixture of the weekend on Sunday, defeating North Somerset 4-2.

With two goals from Tom Lott and two from Cam Birch, they return to the top of the table.

South East 2
Sidmouth & Ottery B 9, Bridgwater C 0

BRIDGWATER’s 4th XI travelled to Sidmouth & Ottery with only nine players, and paid the price in a heavy defeat.

Despite all players giving their all, the difficulty of being two players down was always going to tell.

South East 3
Ashmoor C 0, Bridgwater D 6

BRIDGWATER men’s 5ths travelled to Exeter to face a young Ashmoor side, coming home with an emphatic win.

Visiting keeper Brad Palmer was busy early on, but Jim Smith opened the scoring, set up by Sam Stacey, and Kieron Barrow provided Smith with his second.

Bridgwater made it three before half time as Smith put in a lovely aerial for Miller to set up Ted Kelly for a goal.

Ashmoor pressed hard but Kelly added another and Smith completed his hat-trick; Kelly then hit his third near the end.

Joint men of the match: Toby Knight and Jim Smith

West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Mendip 2, Bridgwater 2

BRIDGWATER Ladies put in a gritty performance against a determined Mendip side on Saturday.

In what would prove to be an end-to-end match, Bridgwater were two down at half time.

But this did not deter them and, after a formation change and a good team talk, the visitors went out all guns blazing.

Their first goal came from a textbook short corner from captain Lucy Burridge, assisted by Sapphy Reed-Yang, to close the gap.

Their second was scored by from Reed-Yang in open play, levelling the scores.

Keeper Sue Durkin and player of the match Julie Morrish kept the Mendip players from scoring in the second half.

Sedgemoor Division 2
Bridgwater 2nds 8, Taunton Vale 6ths 2

BRIDGWATER were high in confidence and had lots of chances to score.

They finally took an opportunity when Willow Hobbs scored her first of seven goals during the game, going on to bag a hat-trick before half time.

Vale pulled one back but were overwhelmed after the break, as Miche Rushe and Hobbs added to the impressive tally.

Vale hit a late consolation but it was an emphatic victory for the hosts.