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Bridgwater Hockey Club latest results
1:00pm Thursday 14th February 2013 in Sport
PGSPB 4, Bridgwater Mens 1st 1
BRIDGWATER had the better of the early exchanges and created early chances but Carwyn Jenkins and Tom Lott couldn't find a way past the home goalkeeper.
Second placed PGSPB started to show their class and took the lead following a break-away down the right and a cross hit Kieran Wood into his own goal.
The first half then became a rout as the home side netted two more times to take a 3-0 lead at the break.
Bridgwater kept fighting in the second half and did find a goal when Lott used his pace well to beat two defenders and his cross found a sliding Liam Pigden at the back post but PGSPB scored another goal as Wood scored at the wrong end for a second time.
Ash Woolmington took man of the match honours.
South East 1
Yeovil and Sherborne 3rd 4, Bridgwater Mens 2nd 7
THE visitors controlled the first part of the game well and went ahead when Paul Blackmore found Rich Payne whose run and persistence eventually paid off for 1-0.
That lead was doubled when a Tim Bennett through pass found Payne who lifted the ball first time over the onrushing keeper.
A good team move made it 3-0 before Yeovil pushed forward and got themselves on the scoresheet.
But Bridgwater had the final say of the first half as Payne nicked the ball past the defence for a waiting Paul Bond to make it 4-1.
In the second half, Yeovil made it 4-2 before Duncan Morrish scored from a penalty stroke. The home side pulled it back to 5-3 but Bennett extended their lead to 6-3.
Yeovil kept fighting to make it 6-4 but Bridgwater's Bond wrapped up the match in fine style to make it 7-4.
Man of the match was Tim Bennett.
South East 2
Bridgwater Mens 3rd 0, East Devon 3rd 1
BRIDGWATER were looking dangerous in attack with Dan Batten showing a clean pair of heels to the opposition defence.
Then came the defining moment of the game. Bridgwater played the ball into the box, it deflected off a defender's foot and spun over the keeper and Batten was on hand to sweep the ball into the unguarded goal. The goal was awarded, Bridgwater celebrated, but after a lengthy delay, the goal was disallowed and a card was given to Bridgwater.
The team never really recovered and East Devon managed to snatch all the points from a scrappy affair in the dying moments.
South East 3
East Devon 4th 3, Bridgwater Mens 4th 7
THE fourth team recorded their third straight win after good all round team performance against East Devon. The game started all too easily for Bridgwater as two goals from Mike Davidge and one from Dave Dosson gave the visiting team a 3-0 lead inside 15 minutes.
However, over confidence allowed East Devon back into the game and Bridgwater were lucky to go in at half time at 3-1.
Davidge completed his hat trick soon after half time, as Billy Vickery, Brandon Durkin, Ali Cook and Sean Hedaux began to combine to dominate down the right flank.
Once again, East Devon responded and brought the score back to 4-3 before Bridgwater regained their composure to complete an excellent 7-3 win, with Dosson completing his hat trick before Davidge added a fourth goal to complete the scoring and justifiably being named man of the match.
South East 3
Bridgwater Mens 5th 3, Ashmoor 3rd 4
THE fifth team went a goal down early-on against Ashmoor before Marcus Blyth scored from a penalty corner to level things up.
Ashmoor scored a second before Blyth again converted from a short corner to make it 2-2 at the break.
The second half saw Ashmoor chalk up two further goals and despite Bridgwater pulling a goal back through George Puplett they were unable to grab a share of the points.
Man of the Match was Marcus Blyth.
South East 3
Chard 3rd 4, Bridgwater Mens 5th 1
BRIDGWATER used Sunday as a chance to catch up on their postponed match against Chard.
But the home side started well as scored two quick goals to put Bridgwater on the back foot before Marcus Blyth managed to complete a determined Bridgwater move and score a goal to make it 2-1.
Bridgwater pressed for the win in the second half to no avail and Chard rubbed salt into the wounds by netting two late goals to give themselves a rather flattering scoreline.
Man of the match was Ali Cook.