BRIDGWATER United recorded an impressive 1-1 draw against table topping Tavistock on Friday night.

On the surface it seams like an upset but it is fair to say Bridgwater were the better side on the night and perhaps should have won the match.

Bridgwater opened the scoring midway through the first half and that goal was then cancelled out halfway through the second period.

The two goals on the night were scored by Jordan Greenwood for Bridgy and Dan Koita for Tavistock.


During the opening stages of the match the Robins had all the possession and chances; Tavistock really looked lethargic after their long away trip.

Throughout the entirety of the match there were a number of hard challenges and a few yellow cards, Tavistock picked up the first one in the 16th minute.

In the 20th minute Bridgy broke the deadlock; from a Tom Llewellyn free kick, Ross Edwards headed the ball into the danger area and Jordan Greenwood slammed it home.

The goal was a just reward for their early dominance, which continued for the rest of the half.

After the half time break the game was tense and fought in the tight spaces, however no side looked like scoring.

Bridgwater were still in control and when Tavistock scored in the 76th minute it came as a shock.

Super sub for Tavistock Dan Koita picked the ball up on the edge of the area and beat an onrushing defender before finishing into the top right of the goal.

The goal really came against the run of play and for the minutes either side of the goal Tavistock were the better team.

Bridgwater Mercury: The referee was busy (Photo: Debbie Gould)The referee was busy (Photo: Debbie Gould)

After the goal both sides had chances to get a winner, Bridgwater more so, however the game descended into sloppy tackles and yellow cards.

Both sides racking up a couple of cautions each and if the game was ten minutes longer it might have been worse.

The match ended 1-1 and for Tavistock it is understandably a disappointing result but it is also for Bridgy, as for the majority of the game they were the better team.

The result sees Tavistock remain at the top of the table and results depending Bridgwater could go higher but currently sit in seventh.

Up next for Bridgwater is a home game on Saturday October 30 against Street Football Club, kick off is 3pm.