Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Cadbury Heath 2, Bridgwater Town 4

BRIDGWATER Town wrapped up a fourth-placed finish with four goals in their final game of the season, away to Cadbury Heath on Saturday.

The home side may have finished the season in 14th spot, but they made the Robins work hard for the three points at Springfield, twice levelling before the visitors eventually got over the line.

Mark Armstrong put Bridgwater ahead in the seventh minute, as a free-kick was not fully cleared and Armstrong's half-volley found the net with the aid of a deflection.

The away side continued to create chances, with Carl Jones and Jack Taylor drawing excellent saves from home goalkeeper Matt Semple, and Jones firing into the side netting after rounding Semple.

The hosts were level against the run of play eight minutes before the break, as Matt Huxley headed in from a George Boon cross, but it was 2-1 to the Robins at half-time, as Armstrong netted his second a minute before the interval, following a short corner.

Three minutes after the break Ben Allen nodded in from a corner to claim a second equaliser for Cadbury, and they could well have been ahead were it not for a superb reflex save from Robins keeper Jake Viney, tipping a close-range header onto the bar.

Reprieved by that, the visitors went ahead for the third time on the hour mark, as Sam Towler volleyed in from Taylor's cross.

Bridgwater made use of the substitutes bench after that, but seemed unable to score a fourth, and were almost made to pay when Viney slipped and Sascha Tong headed towards an open goal, only for Dave Thorne to clear off the line.

The win was made safe in the 90th minute, Jake Llewellyn scoring from the penalty spot after Jack Taylor had been brought down – Llewellyn making it 13 out of 13 from the spot.

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Dave Thorne, Jake Llewellyn, Harry Horton, George Painter, Mark Armstrong (c), Mike Duffy, Sam Towler (Josh Champion 73), Jack Taylor, Carl Jones (Ian Bellinger 62), Jake Brown (Lewis Hembery 84).
Subs not used: Dave Pearse, Steve Laker.

The result sees Bridgwater end on 81 points, and with just five defeats in the league all season; a fourth-placed finish is also a considerable step forward from the previous campaign, which saw them end up in eighth spot, having lost 16 league games.