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Bridgwater Hockey Club round-up
1:00pm Thursday 7th March 2013 in Somerset Sport
South East 1
Bridgwater A 14, North Devon A 0
BRIDGWATER faced a nine-man North Devon opposition who were on the back foot from the start.
It did not take Bridgwater skipper Rich Payne long to strike with a trademark twist in front of the keeper and reverse push into the net.
Payne made it two before an own goal made it comfortable.
Paul Tilley, Payne and Duncan Morrish added more before the break.
After the restart it was one-way traffic with Mike Eele bagging one and Payne scoring five more to take his tally to eight.
Andy Cook got on the score sheet before Tilley rounded the game off with his second of the match.
South East 2
ECV Hornets 4th 1, Bridgwater B 3
WITH ECV Hornets on the back of a good win, Bridgwater knew it would be tough.
But goals from Jordan Rawles, Ben Sims and Steve Turvey secured a brilliant win away from home.
South East 3
Bridgwater C 3, Sidmouth and Ottery D 4
BRIDGWATER’S challenge for promotion continued as they faced top of the table Sidmouth and Ottery.
The match was an end-to-end affair, with both teams having chances.
Sean Hedaux opened the scoring for Bridgwater before they were pegged back, but Mike Davidge made it 2-1 to the home side.
Sidmouth and Ottery levelled for 2-2 but Bridgwater again took the lead when Dave Dosson completed a fast passing move from defence with a trademark finish.
Both teams continued to press and the next goal came from the visitors after a mix up in the Bridgwater defence.
With the scores level and twenty minutes to go, both teams stepped up the pace again with Sidmouth and Ottery getting the winner.
South East 3
Sidmouth and Ottery E 1, Bridgwater D 2
WITH both teams battling for a win, either could have scored first.
But Bridgwater looked the most likely to score from open play, with Joe Syvret, Sam Beasley and George Pupplett all having chances.
In the second half Sidmouth and Ottery camped in the Bridgwater half for 15 to 20 minutes not allowing Bridgwater to escape, eventually scoring a well deserved goal from a penalty corner, leaving Bridgwater initially in disarray.
However, Bridgwater's mood changed and goals from Pupplet and Steve Peters grabbed a vital victory.
West Clubs Womens League
Taunton Vale 3rd 0, Bridgwater Ladies 1st 0
THIS derby was set to be a close game as the meeting earlier in the season had been.
It turned out to be a battle played out in midfield with occasional breaks from the forwards.
Taunton won several penalty corners in the first half but weren't able to convert any, thanks mainly to the Bridgwater defence keeping discipline and shape.