West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Bridgwater 2, North Somerset 5

THE ladies 1sts put in a good performance but were outgunned by a strong and well-drilled North Somerset side.

Bridgwater had several early shots on goal, but the visitors made the most of their short corner opportunities to lead 3-0 at half-time.

The home side went out all guns blazing, winning a penalty flick which Lucy Burridge converted.

Spurred on by that, Bridgwater scored again through Lauren Morrish’s silky strike, but they were unable to catch up on the scoreboard.

Players of the match: Amy Burridge & Heidi Martin

Wessex Division 2
Yeovil & Sherborne 4ths 1, Bridgwater 2nds 3

BRIDGWATER 2nds got off to a flier in their first game of the season.

Yeovil had an early goal disallowed, and the visitors went ahead through Holly Hobbs, who dribbled towards the right of the D and struck a cracking effort into the top corner.

The home side equalised from a short corner early in the second half, but Abbie Stevens put her side back ahead from a short corner at the other end, and Hobbs scored her second with an opportunistic strike to secure the win.

POM: Chloe Sage

Wessex Division 2
Bridgwater 3rds 0, Taunton CS 2nds 5

THE new ladies 3rd XI started energetically against a strong Taunton Civil Service side on Saturday.

The visitors scored their opening goal on the counter-attack, and while Bridgwater created chances they were unable to take them, going into half-time 4-0 down.

The hosts delivered a spirited performance in the second half, defending solidly, and this was a promising start for this new team.

POM: Talia Trunks & Gwen Thomas


Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Team Bath Buccs D 2, Bridgwater 8

BRIDGWATER men’s 1sts kicked off their season in style, defeating newly-promoted Bath Buccs.

The hosts began brightly but it was the away side who struck first, Ash Woolmington scoring with a well-placed sweep from a short corner.

Buccs equalised two minutes later, but Bridgwater went up a gear and regained the lead through Will Pope.

Jordan Rawles then dispatched a one-on-one, ensuring Bridgwater went in 3-1 up at half-time.

The visitors carried that momentum into the second half, Pope grabbing two goals to seal a hat-trick.

Buccs pulled one back, but Rawles then smashed in two more to complete his own hat-trick.

Woolmington hammered home an eighth to put the icing on the cake.

POM: Tom Stacey

West Central 1
Bridgwater A 2, Clifton Robinsons D 0

BRIDGWATER 2nds’ first game of the season was a closely-fought encounter, as the hosts found the opposition keeper in top form.

Both sides defended well as the sides went in goalless at half-time, but Bridgwater broke the deadlock with a wonder strike from Tom Lott.

A late break by Lott found Tyler Fagan in space to make it 2-0.

POM: Mike Morrish & Chris Dart

West Central 2
Weston-super-Mare A 2, Bridgwater B 2

THE 3rd XI travelled to Weston, and saw the return of super sub Joe Houlihan, who after a nine-season absence has returned to the pitch.

The hosts took an early lead, and made it 2-0 via a deflection at the edge of the D, but returning striker Steve Turvey pulled one back with a well-struck shot.

The visitors began the second half well, and Conrad Butt levelled it up.

POM: Conrad Butt

South East 2
Bridgwater C 3, Yeovil & Sherborne B 3

AFTER a heavy defeat the previous week, Bridgwater C secured a point against Yeovil on Saturday.

The home side struck first, as Aaron Turner beat a host of players and took a shot, which fell kindly for Steve Morrish to tap in.

Yeovil hit back and scored two quick goals, so Bridgwater changed their shape for the second half.

James Kettlewell equalised after seeing his first shot saved, and then Steve Miller put his side ahead.

The hosts pushed for a killer fourth goal, but the away team managed to level the match with two minutes to go.

POM: Oscar West & Toby Knight