1:00pm Thursday 23rd February 2012
Bridgwater 1st XI 1, Ashmoor 2 BRIDGWATER’S wait for a win over Ashmoor continues, despite a fantastic second half effort on Saturday.
The first 25 minutes saw an even game with both teams creating chances with Chris Lines having the best of these for the home side from open play and Matt Upham seeing a short corner effort well saved by the young keeper. Pete Saunders, in goal, again produced an impressive display.
Ashmoor scored two quick goals late in the half, to lead 2-0 at the break.
The second half saw Bridgwater break the stubborn visiting defence with a well-worked corner routine as Lines got the scoring touch.
Man of the match: Matt Upham Bridgwater B 3, West Dorset A 0 BRIDGWATER got their season back on track with a commanding performance against West Dorset.
Aaron Turner started well for Bridgwater, making good runs down the right, but the Dorset defence were cutting out everything that came in the D. At the other end, Bayley Chatwin made some good saves to keep the teams level as the half ended 0-0.
Bridgwater were spurred on in the second half and opened the scoring following good work From Pigden and Davidge to set up Tim Bennett as he beat two defenders and lobbed the on-rushing keeper.
Aaron Turner’s marauding run helped to assist Bridgwater’s second goal as he provided a pinpoint cross for Payne to hit into the far corner.
Another good run from Turner then released Bennett who crossed for Payne to hit an almost identical shot into the far corner for 3-0.
Man of the match was Tim Bennett.
Yeovil & Sherborne 4th XI 2, Bridgwater 4th XI 1 AFTER a positive game last Sunday, Bridgwater looked to capitalise on that spirit as well as another team struggling at the bottom of the league Yeovil.
The weather put a dampener on the game initially which affected the hockey being played. As Yeovil pushed forward S. Morrish, M. James, A. Baldwin, D. Rogers, J. Kettlewell and S. Pigden all played well with key tackles and blocks with keeper L. Hendrie clearing anything which got past the defence.
With Bridgwater coming into the game they started to string a few passes together with B. Durkin, J. Syvret and W. Baldwin supplying M. Syvret, J. Rawles as well as D. Dosson.
Dosson scored the opening goal as he put a shot into the corner past the keeper but the next five minutes were key as Yeovil equalised.
The second half saw Yeovil step up their game and despite hanging on from several short corners Yeovil finally scored the key goal from a short corner that somehow evaded Hendrie, Morrish and A Baldwin.
Joint men of the match were A. Baldwin and D. Rogers.
Bridgwater 5th 1, ISCA E 2 THE fifth team started well and were soon applying pressure to the young ISCA defence thanks to some good moves put together by forwards George Puplett, Malcolm Chorlton, Sam Beasley and Sam Uminski.
Puplett got the goal he deserved part way through the first half and Bridgwater were unlucky to only have a one goal lead at half time.
The ISCA youngsters responded in the second half and pulled a goal back after keeper Steve Poole had to make a series of excellent saves. ISCA scored a second from a short corner after a couple of deflections help the ball elude defenders Steve Peters and James Kettlewell, the ball just going over the line.
Bridgwater pressed forward in search of an equaliser, with Durkin, Chorlton and Geoff Banham all going close.
Bridgwater’s man of the match was Steve Poole.
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