Verde Recreo Men’s League
West Central 1
Bridgwater A 8, Bristol & West C 2

BRIDGWATER 2nd XI hosted Bristol & West, who came with 11 outfield players and no keeper, so it was a different proposition to usual.

The style the visitors went for was to go all-out attack, which put the home defence and midfield under lots of pressure.

But it meant they would have lots of space on the break, and within five minutes Bridgwater were 3-0 up, with two goals from Tom Lott and one from Tyler Coleman.

The visitors hit back with two goals before Paul Tilley made it 5-2 before half-time.

Bridgy were able to keep a clean sheet in the second half, while adding three goals through Joe Syvret, Ben Sims and a second for Coleman.

Players of the match: Tyler Coleman & Mike Morrish

This makes it five games and five wins – the same as their opponents next week when they travel to play Old Bristolians A.

West Central 2
Bridgwater B 2, Old Bristolians C 8

THE first half had plenty of end-to-end play but the opposition took the early lead.

A well-executed short corner ended with Sam Stacey equalising, but Old Bristolians went on to score two more in the first half.

Bridgwater started the second half stronger but gaps in defence allowed the opposition to score a further five goals, with Steve Wilson getting a consolation second.

Player of the match: Richard Payne

South East 2
Sidmouth & Ottery C 2, Bridgwater C 2

WITHIN minutes of the start, Bridgwater managed to present Sidmouth & Ottery with a golden chance which, thankfully, they wasted.

After this, the back line of Will Baldwin, Alan Baldwin, James Kettlewell and Steve Morrish got sorted with the hard-hitting Alan looking like he has never been away.

The wide midfield of Will Marchent-Saunders and Oscar West helped in defence and attack, with a dominating middle of Toby Knight with Aaron Turner assisting the top two of Ted Kelly and Steve Miller.

There were chances at both ends but it was Sidmouth & Ottery who broke the deadlock.

Christian Durkin made some key saves to keep Bridgwater in the game as the visitors pressed, and Kettlewell had to be at his best in defence.

Despite this, Bridgwater went 2-0 down, but they struck next with a short corner that was deflected home by Marchent-Saunders.

In the final two minutes, Bridgwater had a short corner that Miller injected and Aaron Turner placed it into the goal to level the scores.

Bridgwater then had to repel an onslaught to preserve the point.

Player of the match: Will Marchent-Saunders.