Verde Recreo Central 1

Team Bath Buccs C 5, Bridgwater 2

BRIDGWATER missed another chance to go second, meaning top spot is now out of their grasp.

Going a goal down, they fought back well and equalised through Will Pope.

Despite going behind again, Bridgwater displayed some good resolve and kept themselves in the half - only to go further behind in controversial fashion on the stroke of half time.

Their misery would be furthered when Buccs struck their fouth but Pope grabbed his second to bring Bridgwater back within touching distance.

Again, key decisions didn’t quite go Bridgwater’s way - they could’ve been awarded a penalty flick, and then only a minute later Buccs scored another controversial goal to finish the rout.

Player of the match: Lee Chorley.

West Central 1

Bridgwater A 4, Westbury & UB B 4

BRIDGWATER had their final home game of the season looking to maintain their unbeaten home record.

Facing a well-drilled team, the ball was getting moved fast from left to right but, after a succession of short corners, Tom Lott's initial effort rebounded back off the keeper and fell to Paul Tilley who swept it through the keeper's legs.

Westbury equalised almost immediately but Lott, in deadly form, hit first goal of the match.

However, another loose pass meant Westbury scored to level the game.

It was Lott, again, who restored the lead, lifting a rebound home after his initial shot had been saved.

Westbury equalised again before half-time.

Both teams came out of the blocks fast and Bridgwater went a goal down for the first time in the game.

However, Lott managed to complete his hat-trick when a good cross from the right saw his first shot saved but the rebound was converted - but unfortunately he had to go off with a hamstring issue.

The draw was not good for Bridgwater - a victory in the game would have meant them going second, but the draw left Westbury second and looking more likely to get promoted.

Player of the match: Dominic Court.

West Central 2

Firebrands E 3, Bridgwater B 0

BRIDGWATER's promotion push has finally came to an end.

Coming up against a physical side, Bridgwater started well, and were thankful to Phil Morrish not to be behind after a goal-line save.

It was Brands, however, who were 2-0 up at the break and although Bridgwater hit back after the break it was the home side who scored again to seal the points.

Player of the match: Tyler Coleman.

South East 2

Bridgwater C 3, Sidmouth & Ottery B 3

BRIDGWATER grabbed a well-deserved point after Steve Turvey notched two well-taken goals and Conor Neal the other.

Player of the match: Steve Turvey.

West Clubs Women's Central

Bridgwater 1sts 0, Old Bristolians 6

BRIDGWATER lost heavily this week but the scoreline flattered the visitors.

Losing a player through injury during the warm-up, they conceded twice in the first few minutes.

Bridgwater created a few good chances but Old Bristolians bagged a third just before half-time.

Bridgwater largely dominated the second half but, despite coming close on a few occasions, the luck simply wasn’t there.

OBs grabbed their fourth against the run of play and two more before the close.

Player of the match: Charlie Lewis.

Sedgemoor Division 2

Taw Valley 2nd 0, Bridgwater 2nd 2

BRIDGWATER travelled to Taw Valley and the home side started stronger.

Bridgwater soon settled into the game, however, playing some excellent hockey.

They opened the scoring following a short corner; a great strike from Kate Ward was saved and Jess Shobbrook slotted home the rebound for the only goal of the first half.

Bridgwater dominated the second half and scored a well deserved second after a well-timed pass from Beth Porter found Karen Chilcott, who calmly shot home.

Taw Valley had a few chances near the end of the game but Sue Durkin made some vital saves.

Player of the match: Sue Durkin, Niamh Dillon, Morgan Edwards, Jenny Hayden Briffet and Jess Shobbrook.