GoCrea8 Central 1
Bridgwater Men’s 1sts 3, Westbury UB 2nds 4

BRIDGWATER welcomed Westbury on a wet and blustery day on Saturday.

The hosts started well, and Tom Lott scored the opener after converting Todd Barrett’s pass.

A few minutes later the same combination got Bridgy their second, as Lott squared for Barrett to score.

Westbury were able to find holes in the Bridgy defence as the half wore on, however, scoring two late goals to go in level.

Bridgwater re-took the lead through Lott’s second, but Westbury hit back immediately with a deft touch at the far post.

With both teams pressing for the winner, Westbury got it with five minutes to go, leaving Bridgwater ninth in the table ahead of this coming Saturday’s trip to Clifton Robinsons B.

Man of the match: Tom Lott

GoCrea8 West Central 1
Old Bristolians 3rds 3, Bridgwater 2nds 3

BRIDGWATER started well in Bristol, and their pressure soon told when Rich Payne calmly lifted the ball over the keeper for 1-0.

Soon after, a good move down the right led to Payne squeezing the ball past the keeper from a tight angle for his second, before the hosts pulled one back on the stroke of half time.

Old Bristolians had the momentum with them, and equalised soon after the interval with a carbon copy of their first goal.

Bridgwater fought back and regained the lead through Tom Stacey, but couldn’t hold on as the hosts converted from another short corner.

Eighth-placed Bridgwater host Westbury 4ths – who are currently ninth – on Saturday (ko 2.15pm).

GoCrea8 West Central 1
Clifton Robinsons 4ths 10, Bridgwater 3rds 1

THE 3rd XI played a strong Clifton Robinsons men’s team and were beaten 10-1.

The visitors’ goalscorer was Aaron Turner with one of the two shots Bridgwater had in the game.

Goalkeeper Dom Rauch earned the man of the match award for keeping the scoreline (relatively) sensible.

Bridgwater are on their travels again this Saturday, at bottom team Firebrands 4ths.

GoCrea8 South East 2
Bridgwater 4ths 14, Sidmouth & Ottery 4ths 0

BRIDGWATER 4ths took on Sidmouth & Ottery and beat them convincingly.

Although the match started competitively, it soon became apparent that Bridgwater were the stronger side and they were five goals to the good by half time after dominating the play.

The second half started much the same and, despite the valiant efforts of the opposition, goals continued to come thick and fast.

The scorers were Sam Sweatman (1), Paul Bond (3), man of the match Mike Eele (5), Lewis Coad (2) and Steve Turvey (3).

Fourth-placed Bridgwater go to third-placed Chard 3rds this Saturday.


West Clubs Women’s League
Central Division
Bridgwater Ladies 1sts 1, Clifton Robinsons 3rds 4

BRIDGWATER Ladies 1s suffered a heavy defeat against top-of-the-table Clifton, but came away from the game with plans to improve and happy with their play.

Clifton broke the deadlock in the first half, but Bridgwater came back at them with strong counter-attacks, and they were unfortunate not to score an equaliser.

Going into the second half, Bridgwater were awarded a short corner, and Kath Briggs had the final touch on a strike from Charlotte East to pull the hosts level.

But that only seemed to shake Clifton into life, as they came back to score three more goals and take home the points.

West Clubs Women’s League
Sedgemoor Division 2
ECV Hornets 2nds 3, Bridgwater Ladies 2nds 0

THE Ladies 2nds travelled to play ECV Hornets on Saturday, looking to improve on their draw last week.

Bridgwater attacked from the start and saw a short corner cleared off the line, but a lapse in concentration saw the hosts open the scoring.

Bridgwater seemed to step off the pace after this and shortly found themselves two down.

Hornets then won a succession of short corners and, although Sue Durkin made some good saves, Bridgwater couldn’t stop ECVH scoring another to make it 3-0 before half time.

Bridgwater improved following the interval, but could not force a way back into the game and Hornets took the victory.

Player of the match: Hilary McNeil