Central 1
Chippenham A 1, Bridgwater 3

THE men's 1st XI started the new year with a great away win, defeating Chippenham A in a tough game.

Despite dominating the early exchanges with a few solid chances, Bridgwater fell behind to a fantastic drag flick.

This inspired Chippenham to kick on but, despite going close, they couldn’t double their lead.

Bridgwater captain Duncan Morrish then went on a mazy run into the D and buried a reverse strike into the bottom corner to make it 1-1 at half time.

They started the second half in inspired form – a stunning move after 45 seconds was finished well by Sam Uminski to give his side the lead.

Bridgwater then dominated the game and could have scored many more, with Will Pope grabbing their third to close out the win.

Player of the match: Duncan Morrish and Dom Court

West Central 1
Bridgwater A 8, Old Bristolians B 2

BRIDGWATER 2nds carried on their mid-season form in an emphatic victory over an Old Bristolians side that defeated them in the reverse fixture.

Having been the better side throughout the game, they found themselves five up.

Despite OBs grabbing two back, Bridgwater extended their lead with three more goals of their own.

Goals came from Cam Birch, Paul Tilley, Alex Howe and five from player of the match Tom Lott.

West Central 2
Mid Somerset A 2, Bridgwater B 1

THE 3rds suffered a shock loss against Mid Somerset on Saturday.

Despite having many chances throughout the game, a solid performance from Mid Somerset’s goalkeeper and some flashes against the woodwork kept Bridgwater’s tally at a single goal, scored by Steve Pigden.

Although the visitors perhaps deserved better, the result just wasn’t to be.

Player of the match: Tyler Coleman and Steve Pigden

South East 2
Bridgwater C 0, Taunton Vale D 8

BRIDGWATER C came up against a strong Taunton Vale side and ended up on the wrong side of a one-sided scoreline, despite their best efforts.

They can keep a sense of pride as, despite the score, they did not give up and kept fighting until the final whistle.

South East 3
Minehead B 4, Bridgwater D 0

BRIDGWATER 5ths also suffered a heavy loss, 4-0 away to a strong Minehead team.

There were two young debutants in the line-up, with Kristian West and Will Marchent-Saunders receiving the call-up.

The visitors managed to stay in the game for the first quarter but the experience of the Minehead side told as they went ahead following a short corner.

Bridgwater were creating chances, but couldn’t find an equaliser before half time.

The second half started with the away side trying to press, but Minehead went on to score three more times.

Bridgwater goalkeeper Brad Palmer performed well and kept out several more chances, as his side fought until the end.

Player of the match: Kristian West

Sedgemoor Division 2
Taunton Civil Service 2nds 2, Bridgwater 2nds 3

BRIDGWATER ladies 2nds were looking to start 2019 by continuing their winning form against Civil Service 2nds, and they did so.

The visitors started the game strongly and were rewarded with a goal in the first 10 minutes, Rose Baker putting the ball into the top corner.

Bridgwater then seemed to relax and let CS play the ball around, with the rest of the half seeing the Bridgwater defence working hard and Sue Durkin making some vital saves.

The hosts equalised early in the half but Danni Morgan responded quickly to put Bridgwater back ahead.

Civil Service levelled again from a short corner, but the visitors produced a very well-worked winner, with Lauren Morrish making a great run into the D and passing to Jess Shobbrook to slot home.

Player of the match: Rose Baker and Clare Wilson.

Friendly match
Somerset Gryphons 1, Bridgwater 2

THE ladies 1s played away to Somerset Gryphons in a friendly, and came away with a well-deserved victory.

The first goal came in the first half from player of the match Charlie Lewis, who fired in from the top of the D from a short corner.

Gryphons equalised at the beginning of the second half, but that did not deter Bridgwater as the second goal and winner came from skipper Lucy Burridge.

She won a penalty flick from a Gryphons foot on the goal-line, and slotted the flick between the keeper's legs.