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Quiz Night - Saturday 24th November!

 

The grand, blow out Hockey Club Quiz is on Saturday 24th November, at the Lime Kiln, 7.30 pm. It is £2 per person, maximum of five in a team with a cheeky cash prize for the winning team.

 

Don't worry if you can't put together a whole team, just join one on the night. All members, family and friends welcome, so see you there!

Saturday 17 November 2018
 
17th November    Bridgwater Mens 1st        4    -    1    Taunton Vale B

The mens 1s kept true to their winning ways this season, beating local rivals Taunton Vale 4-1. With an early goal from a short corner from captain Duncan Morrish, Bridgwater looked set for a solid win, but they couldn’t find the second goal, despite being camped in the opposition half for the first 20 minutes. This spell gave Vale confidence and they equalised through a short corner minutes before half time, to go in level. After half time, Bridgwater retained possession much better, and were rewarded when Ash Woolmington rocketed the ball into the top left corner. After Todd Barrett’s smart near post finish, Bridgwater were two up with minutes to go. They bagged another for good measure; a fantastically worked short corner being deflected home by Jordan Rawles. 

Player of the match was Ash Woolmington.

17th November    Old Bristolians            3    -    1    Bridgwater Ladies 1st
 
The ladies 1s had an unfortunate game ending in a 3-1 loss to Old Bristolians 1s. The team started brightly with some good attacking chances and some excellent defensive work to begin what would be a closely contested match. Old Bristolians managed to take the lead, but shortly after the game had to be stopped temporarily due to trooper Sue Chaplin takinga ball to the head from a lifted OB short corner meaning a visit to A and E was on the cards. Due to time constraints at the pitch, it was decided the second half would only be 25minutes long, and even though a goal for Bridgwater came from an excellent rebound from Donna Cooper, Bridgwater sadly ended up losing 3-1. The team will face Taw Valley nextweekend and are positive to come back with the all important points! 
 
Player of the match was Annabelle Jay.

17th November    Clifton Robinsons D        1    -    3    Bridgwater A

After a familiar trip up the M5 for another late Bristol game, Bridgwater faced Clifton Robinsons for the first time this year. With a changed side to last week Bridgwater wanted to improve their poor away performances hopefully with a win. The game started off fairly even with good breaks by both teams, but after some persistent good runs and quick shots Rich Payne finally found the back board for Bridgwater, with a well placed reverse strike. Then Bridgwater looked to build on their lead but with little luck they just had to defend until the break.

Knowing how well they performed last week in the second half, Bridgwater knew they had to work hard to get the away victory. Things did not get off to a great start though, with Clifton pressing hard to get back into the game. With a poorly timed slip from captain Michael Morrish, Clifton were clean through on goal to beat the on rushing Dom Rauch. Now with the scores level Bridgwater need a extra push to regain the lead, and this quickly came when a breakaway from Aaron Turner saw him one on one with the keeper and while looking to pass to Payne at the far post, he managed to get the ball past the keeper to trickle into the bottom corner of the goal. Now Brigwater need a big effort to maintain the lead once again. With the help of some great saves from Rauch they even managed to get out of their half and win a short corner. Payne took an early shot which was deflected on the line but this was not enough to stop the ball going into the back of the net creating the two goal cushion that Bridgy needed to breath a bit easier, and this is how the match ended. It was a great away proformance under some unilluminating lights, Bridgwater walking away 3-1 winners. Now they have to keep up their home performance next week to keep climbing up the table.

17th November    Bridgwater Ladies 2nd        5    -    0    Taw Valley 2nd

The ladies 2s were confident after their win last week that they could put in another strong performance against Taw Valley 2s. Bridgwater started the stronger side and won their first of many short corners in the game within the first few minutes. They kept Taw Valley in their own half for most of the first half with some strong attacking play. Bridgwater scored from a great strike from Julie Reed at a well worked short corner, to go ahead. 
 
In the second half all of the home side’s attacking play paid off when they found themselves scoring another four goals - one for Jess Shobbrook, one for Lauren Morrish and two more for Julie Reed who completed a well deserved hat trick.
 
Player of the match was split this week between Julie Reed and Jess Shobbrook.

17th November    Bridgwater B                -        Weston super Mare A (cancelled)

The mens 3s game was cancelled as the opposition couldn’t raise a side

17th November    North Devon A            6    -    1    Bridgwater C

The mens 4s travelled to top of the league North Devon and lost 6-1 in a very tough game. With the opposition showing their credentials as league leaders, North Devon were dominant throughout. Despite this, the Bridgwater eleven gave their all and grabbed their well deserved goal through James Kettlewell. Player of the match was Christian Durkin.

Sunday 18 November 2018

The mens ‘1s' travelled to Yeovil in the Somerset cup on Sunday, and were beaten 6-1. With 12 players in the team, there were first team debuts handed to Jack Syvret, Alex Howe and Conrad Butt. Bridgwater started well and were not fearful of their opposition, despite the fact they’re aiming for promotion in the league above. An early injury meant Bridgwater were down to 11 against Yeovil’s 14. Keeper Brandon Durkin saved a penalty flick at 0-0, but the deadlock was broken after 15 minutes; with Yeovil bagging two more to go into half time three up. Bridgwater, despite fielding players usually playing in the 2s, 3s or 4s, dominated the early exchanges of the second half - with a Will Pope penalty flick expertly dispatched into the top left hand corner. Durkin then made his second penalty flick save of the game, but Yeovil restored their three goal cushion within a few minutes. Bridgwater held strong throughout - only conceding the last two goals with a few minutes on the clock, meaning a 6-1 scoreline that was not wholly reflective of the efforts the Bridgwater side put in. Thanks to all those who stepped in and made sure the cup game was played.

Player of the match was hardly surprising - saving two penalty flicks meant it was Brandon Durkin.

Thank you to all those who came to support at Chilton this week.

Welcome to Bridgwater Hockey Club

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.
junior flyer 2018-19.pdf
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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:

 

Introduction

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

 

 

Vice-Presidents

All current Vice-Presidents were re-elected.

 

Any Other Business

Coaching

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

 

and for more 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.

 

Ladies

Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 7:00pm

 

Mens

Resumes on Tuesday 4th September at 8:15pm

 

Junior Training

Resumes on Tuesday 11th September at 6:00pm

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