Verde Recreo Men’s League
Central 1
Bridgwater 2, Bristol University B 2

BRIDGWATER maintained their unbeaten run, earning a draw with top-of-the-table Bristol Uni, but feeling they could have taken all three points.

The hosts started better and were foiled by a great save from the keeper.

However, they were rewarded when Jordan Rawles put his side ahead after good work from Sam Robinson.

Ten minutes later, Duncan Morrish put his side further ahead, burying a reverse into the bottom corner.

Bristol came out of the traps in the second half and bagged an early goal.

Bridgwater were hit by three injuries which disrupted their formation and the Uni levelled with 20 minutes to play, and it ended all square.

Player of the match: debutant Sam Robinson

West Central 1
Taunton Vale C 4, Bridgwater A 5

THE 2nd XI headed to local rivals Vale, who went ahead against the run of play.

Tom Lott replied from the penalty spot, Vale went back ahead, then Lott levelled again just before half-time.

Play continued to be end-to-end after the break, with usual centre-back Mike Morrish in goal and making fine saves.

Lott got his hat-trick to put Bridgy ahead, only for Vale to make it 3-3.

Paul Tilley reinstated Bridgwater’s lead and Lott fired home from a penalty.

Vale scored again right on the final whistle but Bridgwater took the points.

Player of the match: Mike Morrish

South East 1
Bristol & West D 2, Bridgwater B 0

THE men’s 3rds made the trip with just 11 players and more new faces.

The game was goalless until the last 15 minutes, when an injury to Sam Stacey reduced Bridgwater to 10 men, and thehosts won it at the death.

Player of the match: Conrad Butt

South East 2
Bridgwater C 1, Chard A 5

A YOUNG Bridgwater side faced top-of-the-table Chard, who were 3-0 up after 15 minutes, despite the efforts of Aaron Turner in particular.

Trystan Hudson pulled one back, but tiredness set in after the break, and Chard scored two late goals.

Player of the match: Oscar West


West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Bridgwater 5, Firebrands III 1

BRIDGWATER ladies had an absolute stormer against a strong Firebrands side.

They pinned the visitors back in their own half early on and Willow Hobbs opened the scoring, nutmegging the keeper, and Sapphy Reed-Yang soon added a second.

The second half saw Bridgwater take their foot off the gas, allowing Firebrands to score early on.

But this only spurred the hosts on and Lauren Morrish found Reed-Yang unmarked on the penalty spot to score.

Hobbs and Morrish combined for the latter to score, then Lucy Burridge sealed it.

Players of the match: Willow Hobbs & Amy Burridge

Wessex Division 2
Winscombe III 4, Bridgwater II 2

BRIDGWATER began well and took an early lead through Cheryl Notaro-Livingston, after good work from Chloe Sage and Jess Shobbrook, but Winscombe hit back with two goals.

Keeper Sue Durkin received a yellow card after clashing with a Winscombe forward, falling 3-1 behind.

Led by Vicky Redwood, Bridgwater began to outplay Winscombe and Notaro-Livingstone found Clare Wilson, who reduced the arrears.

However, Winscombe confirmed their win with their fourth and Bridgwater’s winning streak was over.

Player of the match: Chloe Sage

Bridgwater III 1, Cheddar II 2

BRIDGWATER came up against a strong Cheddar side who challenged the defensive unit of Linda Hay, Bridget Hedaux and Lydia Hemsley, forcing keeper Samantha Mirto into action.

Steph Parsons opened the scoring, but Cheddar equalised just before the break.

Bridgwater continued to play some good hockey after the break but failed to score, and Cheddar hit the winner with two minutes to go.

Player of the match: Sue Chaplin