Verde Recreo Men’s Hockey League

Central 1

Bridgwater 4, City of Bath A 2

THE men’s 1s finished their season with a win.

Bridgwater started well and went two goals up through Will Pope and Jordan Rawles.

Bath pulled one back but Pope netted his second to restore Bridgwater’s two-goal cushion.

The home side weren’t at the races in the second half, conceding a second and inviting pressure.

A goal from Sam Uminski, however, wrapped up the three points.

Bridgwater finished one point off promotion in third place.

Player of the match: Sam Uminski

West Central 1

Bristol University C 7, Bridgwater A 1

BRIDGWATER were looking for potential promotion but results earlier in the day meant they were simply playing for pride against the league leaders.

It didn’t take long until Bristol Uni were on top and they took an early lead.

When Bridgwater did get the ball they had some good penetrating runs from Dom Court and played some good hockey but they were four down by half-time.

Bridgwater were on the wrong end of a couple more goals, but pulled one back when Ben Stone’s ball in was swept home by Will Marchent-Saunders.

This was to be a consolation goal in a heavy defeat and a sad end to a good season - finishing fourth in a tough league was a great achievement with some young players.

POM: Dom Court

West Central 2

Bridgwater B 3, Keynsham A 8

BRIDGWATER’S winning streak at home sadly came undone against promoted Keynsham in an entertaining game full of goals.

The away side scored first but Steve Pigden equalised soon after.

It went all Keynsham’s way from there and they had a three-goal lead at half-time.

The second half followed in similar fashion - Keynsham went ahead by two more, but Rich Payne netted to close the gap slightly.

Keynsham stretched their tally to eight, but captain Marcus Blyth grabbed a consolation goal for Bridgwater towards the end.

POM: Danny Rogers

South East 2

Chard B 6, Bridgwater C 4

THE men’s fourths put on a show in their final game of the season but came out on the wrong side of a 10-goal thriller against Chard.

The score went one way and another, but the hosts came out on top.

POM: Pete Cammish

South East 3

Bridgwater D 2, Taunton Vale E 3

THIS was to be the final game for the men’s fifths for a while as it has been a struggle to make a team each week, so next season the 5s will bow out, and they signed off with a wonderful performance against top of the league Taunton Vale.

A couple of players came to say goodbye to the team whilst trying to spoil the local rivals’ season.

The deadlock was broken by Bridgwater as Aiden Casey drove down the right, Phil Pyke deflected the cross for Simon Burland to bury the shot.

Vale were level before the break and went ahead shortly after it.

The game became open with Vale showing their quality in the middle.

The open game allowed Vale time and space and they got another goal to go 3-1 up.

The deficit was halved when a break down the right from Bertie Kelly was buried by Burland for his second of the game.

This made for a grand finale but Bridgwater couldn’t find the break they needed.

Many thanks to everyone who have supported the side and played for them over the years – they hope to not be out for too long.

POM: Toby Knight

West Clubs Women’s League

Taw Valley Ladies 1, Bridgwater Ladies 1

BRIDGWATER dominated this game throughout but struggled to find the back of the net as the opposition played 11 outfield players instead of the usual ten plus a keeper.

The team had some excellent chances in the first half, with captain Lucy Burridge scoring a superb penalty flick.

Taw Valley managed to find a goal in the last few minutes of the first half with a well worked short corner.

The second half was a physical but goalless affair.

POM: Sapphy Reed-Yang

Sedgemoor 2

Bridgwater Ladies 2nds 4, White Eagles 3rds 1

The ladies 2s were confident going into the game and it wasn't long before they were rewarded for their efforts, winning a short corner which Jess Shobbrook converted after Rose Baker’s shot was saved.

Shortly after, Bridgwater found themselves two up with another goal good from Shobbrook. Bridgwater were unlucky not to be further ahead at half time, having a goal disallowed just before the whistle.

Bridgwater's third goal came from a good shot from Lauren Morrish which was put in again by Shobbrook on the post for her hat-trick.

Bridgwater didn't stop there and Baker scored the next with another well-worked goal.

White Eagles broke quickly just after this and managed to score just before full time.

POM: Niamh Dillion.

Despite being the last round of fixtures for the men, the ladies still have some games to go.