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Junior Section Update and Dates

Bridgwater Hockey Club 2018-19 Junior Update no.1
Available at junior training or via download from here and on our Facebook Group.
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Saturday 20 October 2018
20 October 2018    Bridgwater Mens 1st        3 - 1         Mid-Somerset 1st
The mens 1s returned to winning ways this week, with a fantastic victory over Mid-Somerset. After a tricky first 15 minutes, the home side went 1-0 down after a well worked short corner. A string of saves from keeper Pete Saunders meant the deficit was kept to only one goal. Despite being on the back foot, Bridgwater  kicked up a gear - the side started stringing together some great attacking moves, and grabbed a well deserved equaliser through James Duckering; his first for the club. Just two minutes later, a lovely first time pass from Will Pope found Duckering; he turned provider and crashed in a wonderful reverse stick cross that was gloriously deflected home by Todd Barrett, putting Bridgwater 2-1 up at half time. Bridgwater stayed on top for most of the second half, with constant attacking threat - they were rewarded when player of the match Sam Uminski grabbed his first league goal for the 1s, ensuring a well deserved victory and keeping the them within touching distance of the top of the league.
20 October 2018    Bridgwater Ladies 1st        3 - 1            Knowle 1st
The ladies 1s had another successful weekend against a good newly promoted team from Knowle. The first half ended goalless, but the team had had some good chances and were solid defensively so were positive going into the second half. A strong pass into the D from Becca Tasker enabled Emma Hill to slot in her first goal of the season early in the second half. But soon after, Knowle managed to pull one back with a well practised short corner routine. This did not deter Bridgwater, as their determination shone through. The next Bridgwater goal came after a good initial save from the Knowle keeper, but Sapphy Reed-Yang was on the other end of the rebound and managed to flick the ball into the net, giving Bridgwater a 2-1 lead. The third goal came in quick succession, from a good drive forward from Reed-Yang that enabled Beth Porter to professionally guide the ball home, and Bridgwater to a 3-1 victory. 
Player of the match went to Beth Porter for her excellent attitude and determination throughout the game, topped off by scoring her first goal of the season! 
20 October 2018    Bristol and West C        4 - 1            Bridgwater Mens A
The 2s made the trip up the M5 to Bristol this week, but this time to Bristol and West which according to their sign is the friendliest team in Bristol. Bridgwater started with the bare 11 players, looking to build on last week's result and things started brightly for Bridgwater - looking like they were on top - and they saw the ball go into the back of the net from Sam Sweatman, only for the goal to he disallowed due to it not hitting his stick but his foot. Things were not to be when a couple of misplaced passes meant Bristol and West had an opening which they took well with a solid drag flick from a short corner. With their heads down Bridgwater quickly conceded and second then a third (the latter a cheeky touch from a wide cross).
Things went from bad to worse when Ben Stone pulled a muscle and was struggling to move and this led to a ball over the top leading to a one-on-one with Bridgwater keeper Brandon Durkin, which in turn led to a harsh penalty flick. This was well finished and left Bridgwater four down going into the break.
Bridgwater were looking for a much better performance in the second half, even with players struggling. It did seem that Bristol and West took their foot off the gas and Bridgwater kept coming and managed to get a consolation goal late on the game from a good dribble into the D by Dan Pigden who managed to beat a diving keeper and still have time to line up his shot for his first goal of the season. 
It was a good team performance in the end but a disappointing result in a game which Bridgwater could have won if they had taken their chances. Man of the Match went to Dom Court for his constant running and hard work in the middle of the park.
20 October 2018    Weston super Mare 2nd    2 - 1            Bridgwater Ladies 2nd
The ladies 2s travelled to top of the league Weston 2s, and despite their loss, became the first side to score against them this year. In fact, they went 1-0 up (the first time Weston had been behind in a game this year) in the first 20 minutes with a great strike from Julie Reed. Weston, however, then equalised two minutes before half time. In the second half the Weston keeper kept them in the game and despite some great efforts going forward, Bridgwater just couldn’t grab the vital goal. Weston were lucky in scoring the winner in the last five minutes but the score didn't reflect the game as the 2s certainly deserved something for their efforts. Player of the match highlighted the team efforts across the whole season, with 10 players receiving votes - but it was Willow Hobbs who grabbed the most votes.    
20 October 2018    South Glos A                7 v 2        Bridgwater Mens B
After an unexpected and undesired week off last week due to their opposition cancelling, the mens 3s sadly couldn’t maintain their positive recent form. Their trip to South Glos proved as difficult as expected, as they came out on the wrong side of a 7-2 scoreline. Their opposition appeared a dominant outfit; but Bridgwater managed to grab two goals through Aiden Casey and Tom Lott. Man of the match, however, was awarded to forward Rich Payne, for stepping into defence when his side needed him and providing some important tackles at the back.
20 October 2018    Bridgwater Mens C        0 - 6         Taunton Civil Service B
The mens 4s came up against a very strong Taunton Civil Service side and despite a good performance, lost the game 6-0. With Bridgwater fielding a few players in only their third or fourth game of league hockey or at this standard, Civil Service’s side was full of experienced hands who read and played the game very well. Despite the scoreline, the standout player was stand-in keeper Graham Miller, who looked more then comfortable between the posts - making more than his fair share of important saves across the 70 minutes.
20 October 2018    Bridgwater Mens D        2 - 0            Ashmoor C
This week was always going to be tough after last week's loss away from home. Kieran Barrow was again drafted in for his second game, along with debutants Luke Otley and Phil Pike also playing.
It was Bridgwater who started the stronger as they looked to push forward. Some quality in the middle of park was supplied by the average age of 15.5 with Nikita Cernikovs, Toby Knight and Sam Stacey all looking good. Barrow looked solid on the left of the midfield with Sam Thomas looking confident tucked in behind. It was Steve Morrish and Phil Pike who were holding the ball up well and helping create the chances. These two linked up well from a free hit for Pike to score with a good reverse stick strike. Knight and Stacey both had the chance to strike from a short corner, with both looking confident. at the back, keeper Pete Cammish kept the game at 1-0 with some cracking saves, Rowan James and Jack Syvret looked in top form. The defence was solid and kept the young Ashmoor strike force at bay.
The second half started well with Jim Smith was looking impervious at the back, marshalling the others and making sure that nothing got through. Cammish made some more top saves to keep the score down as Ashmoor attacked with some threat. But it was the tireless energy of youth in the middle that continued to harass and press the opposition and winning the ball. Pike continued to battle away up top creating some great chances, Otley looked like he was coming into his own, making challenges and pushing some key passes. But Cernikovs was never giving up and battling all over the pitch. Thomas and Barrow continued to press on the wings but Ashmoor changed their formation and tried to get the goal that would have changed the game. They came close but Syvret, James and Smith with Cammish just would not be beaten. Eventually Morrish got the the second that Bridgwater needed to close the game out, despite some good saves from the Ashmoor keeper.
Man of the match was closer this week with Knight, Stacey, Morrish getting votes but it was Syvret who came closest to winner Nikita Cernikovs.
News! West Masters Trials - Ladies
Start in October, November for all age groups. Details in the attachment below.
West Masters-2019-Trials.pdf
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Please Complete and Return Your Membership Form!

It's that time of the season when we ask all players (Senior and Junior) to complete a Membership Form so that we can ensure we have all the correct contact and other details on file.


Membership Forms are available for download, and captains and other club officials should be able to provide paper copies as well. Please help us keep all your details up to date.

Training starts Tuesday 4th September!

Well, for Ladies and Mens teams anyway!


Ladies at 7:00pm and Men at 8:15pm. Let's have a great turn-out for the first week!


The Junior training will start on Tuesday 11th September at 6:00pm. We've delayed it by a week as not all the schools are back on the 4th September.

2018/19 Fixtures Summary

A summary of this season's fixtures now on the Fixtures Page. Some times (mostly for away games have not yet been completed. We'll update as soon as we know.

AGM Updates

There was a slightly disappointing attendance at the AGM with only 15 members attending.


Not the full minutes here, but some of the main points below:



Alan Baldwin chaired, welcomed those attending, and confirmed that the meeting was quorate. Apologies had been received from 12 members.


Alan gave a short report of the season.


The season's award winners were summarised and confirmed and trophies will be engraved to be avaiable shortly.


Treasurer's Report

Copies of the accounts were circulated, and with some adjustments, the accounts showed an excess of income over expenditure of £2,781. It was noted that it had been a strong season for fundraising.


Given the current financial position of the club, the treasurer proposed that subscriptions, match fees, and travel expenses (fuel) would remain at the same level as this year, and this was agreed.


A specific reduction in subscriptions of 50% for goalkeeping members in recognition of the costs of providing goalkeeping equimnet was discussed, proposed and agreed.


Election of Officers

The following Officers were duly proposed, seconded and elected:


President - Sheila Burridge


Chairman - Alan Baldwin
Vice-Chairman - Sue Chaplin
Treasurer/MembershipSecretary - Rachel Higgs
Secretary - Bridget Hedaux
Club Captain - Dan Pigden
Men’s Fixture Secretary/League Liason - Rob Morrish
Ladies Fixture/Match Secretary - Julie Morrish
Umpires’ Secretary - Julie Morrish
General committee - Geoff Banham
Press and Communication Officer - Sapphy Reed-Yang/Alan Baldwin
Youth Representative - not elected (to be co-opted at the start of 2018/19 season)
Ladies 1st XI Captain - Lucy Burridge
Ladies 2nd XI Captain - Clare Wilson
Men’s 1st XI Captain - Duncan Morrish
Men’s 2nd XI Captain - Mike Morrish
Men’s 3rd XI Captain - Marcus Blyth
Men’s 4th XI Captain - Ian Stradling - co-opted Aug-18
Men’s 5th XI Captain - James Kettlewell




All current Vice-Presidents were re-elected.


Any Other Business


The committee to discuss the selection and appointment of coaches at the first committee meeting, to cover mens and ladies sections of the club.

New Membership

It was agreed that the a sub-committee should be set up to work to attract new members to the club - especialy in the 19-25 age group. This sub-committee to be set up at the first committee meeting.

First Aid

Sue Durkin offered to liaise with her employers to provide a lockable first aid cupboard for the 1610 pitchside. A meeting is to be convened with 1610 to follow up.

It was agreed that additional first aid training should take place for club members - both formal and informal to ensure adequate first aid coverage in the club.

Pitch Update

Bridget outlined that further work to complete and enhance the pitch refurbishment would take place in June. 

Bridget to keep the committee and the club updated with further improvement plans and developments.


2017/18 Season Awards


The Bridgwater Hockey Club Awards Evening was held at the Admiral’s Landing in Bridgwater. After a carvery dinner, the awards were presented to the players’ players of the year by team, followed by a range of special awards. Trophies were presented by club president Sheila Burridge and chair Alan Baldwin. 
Some of the award winners in the picture, with Tom Lott getting some assistance holding the trophies!

Mens 1st Player of the Year - Tom Lott
Mens 2nd Player of the Year - Harry Rose    
Mens 3rd Player of the Year - Dom Rauch
Mens 4th Player of the Year - Alex Howe
Mens 5th Player of the Year - Toby Knight
Ladies 1st Player of the Year - Sapphy Reed-Yang
Ladies 2nd Player of the Year    - Hilary McNeil
Top Goalscorer - Tom Lott
Best Youth Male - Mulberry Threlfall-Eyres
Best Youth Female - Willow Hobbs
Most Improved Male - Lewis Coad
Most Improved Female - Lauren Morrish
Best Trainer - Kashi Morrish
Fair Play Trophy Men - Kieran Wood
Fair Play Trophy Ladies - Hilary McNeil
Team of the Year - Mens 1st
Clunk - Brandon Durkin
Captain's Cup - Rob Morrish

Online shop for club kit - go here

Latest League Updates

(click the links below to get the latest from the league websites)


Mens All Ladies All
Mens 1 Ladies 1
Mens 2 Ladies 2
Mens 3  
Mens 4  
Mens 5  

Training Times at Chilton Trinity 1610 All-weather Pitch.



Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 7:00pm



Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 8:15pm


Junior Training

Resumes on Tuesday 11th September at 6:00pm

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