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Bridgwater Hockey Club latest results
6:00pm Thursday 18th October 2012 in Somerset Sport
South East 3
Bridgwater Mens 5th 0, Chard 8
THIS was a disappointing result for Bridgwater who struggled to keep a strong East Devon team at bay.
Bridgwater kept fighting until the end but Chard's experience prevailed. Sam Uminski just pipped Liam Durkin for the Man of the Match.
Bridgwater Men 1st 2, Ashmoor 4
BRIDGWATER started brightly and Andy Taylor playing his first league game of the season linked well with fellow forwards John Morley and Tom Lott to create a couple of early chances.
Bridgwater got the breakthrough from a well worked short corner after good wide play from Tim Sullivan and John Morley gave Bridgwater the chance. A slip from Lott at the top of the circle found Morley who was left with a simple deflection into the goal.
Ashmoor equalised before half-time to leave the scores level at 1-1.
Ashmoor took a 3-1 lead in the second half but the midfield of Carwyn Jenkins, Chris Dart, and Will Pope linked well as Bridgwater looked for a second goal and it came when Jenkins won a short corner which Lott converted.
Unfortunately, Ashmoor sealed the win with a late strike. Man of the match: John Morley.
South East 1
Bridgwater Mens 2nd 5, West Dorset 1
RICH Payne opened the scoring in this match after good work from Steve Wilson and Duncan Bond.
That lead was doubled almost immediately when Aaron Turner spotted Bond on the top of the D whose hard shot found the bottom corner, the last scoring shot of the half.
In the second half, a defence splitting pass by Steve Wilson led to another Bridgwater goal when Steve Turvey committed both defender and keeper before calmly slotting in.
West Dorset replied before Turvey got his second from close range for 4-1 and then hsi hat-trick for 5-1 following good work from Tim Bennett and Andy Cooke. Man of the Match: Aaron Turner.
Sedgemoor Division 1
Bridgwater Ladies 2nd 4, Western Super Mare 1st 4
THE half time team talk was needed to refocus the Bridgwater Ladies 2nd team, demanding closer man to man marking and even harder defensive work from players all around the pitch, after they trailed 3-0 after 30 minutes.
Bridgwater responded and Sam Hutter, playing her first senior game in goal, played a key part in keeping Weston at bay with her quick reactions keeping several strong hits from Weston out.
Once Bridgwater were back in the game, Kath Briggs got the equaliser before Weston regained the lead 4-3 and then Bridgwater had the final say as Bridget passed to player of the match Nicky who turned and calmly placed her shot just inside the post.
South East 2
Bridgwater Mens 3rd 5, Taunton Civil Service 2nd 3
BRIDGWATER 3s continued their unbeaten run in the league and scored their first goal thanks to Davidge who slotted to the left of the keeper, followed soon after with a second from Liam Pigden.
Civil Service came back to make the score 2-1 but just before the half-time whistle, Simon Burland scored from a saved penalty corner, flicking the ball into the back of the net for 3-1.
The second half saw Bridgwater add another goal from Burland who ran onto Davidge's pass before Civil a second and then Bridgwater's star man Burland completed his hat-trick for 5-2.
Next week, the team play West Dorset at home at 1pm. Man of the match: Simon Burland and Ben Lewis.
South East 3
Bridgwater Men 4th 2, Sidmouth and Ottery 6th 2
THE match started off well as Bridgwater's strong middle of Foxwell, Hicks and Pigden got to work creating a couple of early chances with Foxwell putting a key ball through to Facey who promptly buried the ball in the net.
Sidmouth/Ottery got a deserved equaliser just before half-time but in the second half Alan Baldwin's shot was cleared only to Durkin who converted with his first league goal to give Bridgwater the lead.
But with ten minutes to go Sidmouth/Ottery found space which led to another goal to bring the scores level. Man of the match: Joe Syvret.