Division One South West: Abingdon United 1-0 Bridgwater United

BRIDGWATER United Women returned to league action for the first time in 2024 on Sunday (January 29) away from home at Abingdon United.

The match was a close battle with both sides creating chances but ultimately Abingdon came out on top with a 1-0 win.

It means that Bridgwater United Women now sit in seventh place in the FA Women's National League Division One South West while Abingdon move up to fourth.

In the match both sides created chances but in truth it was a game that heavily focussed on defence.

Both teams set up well at the back and there was some top tackles made and some even better saves.

The goal scorer for Abingdon was Molly Lygo as she scored on her first full 90 minutes return from a long term injury.

All in all it was a solid performance from Bridgwater United however just lacked the clinical edge in front of goal.

Up next for Bridgwater United Women is a home match on Sunday, February 4 against Keynsham Town. Kick off is 2pm at Fairfax Park.

In other news at the club, Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust has partnered with Talk Club to offer men space to come for an informal chat, in addition to launching ‘Wellbeing Wanderers’ football training sessions.

Daniel Rogers, Head of Community at the Trust, said: “We are thrilled to have partnered with Talk Club, offering our sponsor lounge as a safe space where men can get together every Thursday, to talk about their mental health and be heard. We know that isolation can play a big part in men’s mental health struggles and we hope to be a part of the solution to that loneliness.

“Our ‘Wellbeing Wanderers’ sessions will run on Wednesdays from 6pm at HOST Sedgemoor, and help men stay active and physically well while also getting them get together as part of a team to have a laugh.” Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust will be seeking volunteers to lead Talk Clubs and to get involved with future Wellbeing Wanderers sessions.

Bridgwater United Community Sports Trust (BUCST) is a Community Interest Company (CIC), which aims to provide members of the local community with the opportunity to access quality sport, physical activity, and wellbeing provision whatever their age, gender or ethnicity.