Toolstation Western League: Bridgwater United 2-0 Street FC

TWO goals in three minutes before half time were enough for the Robins to maintain their 100% league record at the weekend.

In their match at Fairfax Park against local rivals Street FC, Bridgwater were too good, winning 2-0.

The three points keeps them in third place in the Toolstation Western League and it is tight at the top with second placed Clevedon Town just one point in front.

Top of the table Helston Athletic are four points clear of Bridgwater but have played an extra game so currently there is three teams all vying for the top spot.

New signing Ross McErlain was in the starting line up for this match as he returned to Fairfax Park for the first time since he was announced.

In the match, Bridgwater took control early on and were able to maintain possession for long periods of play.

The possession led to some strong chances as well but the talking point early in was Morgan Williams substitution on eight minutes after he was injured in a hard challenge.

Ben Griffith replaced him and was involved almost instantly as he found himself some space on the left and put a cross into Jack Thorne who's shot was saved by the Street keeper.

After dominating from the start, and missing a few good chances, Jay Murray scored with a low cross shot from the left in the 43rd minute.

It was a shot which the keeper would have expected to save but in fairness to him, he played well for the majority of the match.

Soon after Jack Thorne profited from a mistake by Horsey as he went around the keeper, and rolled it in.

The second half was always comfortable and Street never really looked like scoring in spite of some attractive approach play.

United stayed composed and controlled throughout and Ross McErlain strolled through the game with a faultless display.

The game was fast, energetic and entertaining throughout but it was tough as a local derby usually is.

Morgan Williams was the receiver of a very strong tackle in the first few minutes and couldn’t carry on. Jason Quick also had to leave the game early through injury.

Up next for Bridgwater United is another home match, this time on Saturday, December 23rd when Buckland Athletic come to Fairfax Park.