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Saturday 24 March 2018
 
GoCrea8 Hockey League
Bridgwater Mens 1st 3,  Somerset Gryphons 1st 2
 
The Men’s 1s finished their season on a high, taking all three points against Somerset Gryphons. With the score held at 2-2 for nearly the entirety of the second half, with goals from Mulberry Threlfall-Eyres and Will Kelly, it was up to captain Tom Lott to grab the winner.
 
Player of the match with a solid performance from fullback was Rob Morrish.
 
 
West Clubs Women's Hockey League
Old Bristolians 1st 1,  Bridgwater Ladies 1st 2
 
In their penultimate league game Bridgwater travelled away to Old Bristolians.  Bridgwater soaked up initial pressure, including a run of penalty corners.  Then midway through the first half the Old B's attack broke through and some quick passing within the circle saw them score.  
 
The second half saw Bridgwater play with more confidence and they were soon level with a goal from Sapphy Reed-Yang.  Possession was pretty even between the teams but it was Bridgwater who turned this to their advantage with a second goal put in from Becca Tasker from a tight angle.  The game played out with a flurry of Bridgwater attacks but no change to the scoreline.
 
Player of the match was Sapphy Reed-Yang.
 

GoCrea8 Hockey League

Bridgwater Mens 3rd 1,  Bridgwater Mens 2nd 2
 
The long awaited intra-club league game did not quite live up to long awaited expectation. The 3s' Achilles heel has been scoring all season and this was basically the difference between the two teams. Despite having the better of the first half the 3s found themselves 1-0 down through a Paul Bond short corner for the 2s - effectively their first attempt at goal.
 
The 2s improved with a few tactical changes in the second half, but still took until midway through the half to get their second from a Rich Payne reverse. Eventually, throwing caution to the wind, the 3s finally scored a bit of messy goal through Kieran Wood. The last ten minutes saw chances at either end but no change in the score-line.
 
Man of the match: 3s Jim Smith, 2s Harry Rose.
 
West Clubs Women's Hockey League
Bridgwater Ladies 2nd 3,  Minehead 2nd 1
 
The Ladies 2s kept their season going with a very convincing 3-1 win over Minehead. After going 1-0 down, the team rallied strongly and fought back well, with a goal from Rose Baker and two from player of the match Jess Shobbrook turning the tide for the 2s.

 

GoCrea8 Hockey League
Sidmouth & Ottery 3rd 1, Bridgwater Mens 4th 3
 

Bridgwater 4ths paraded a strong team as they travelled away for the last game of the season.  The first half was generally very messy, and the strength and skill of Sidmouth & Ottery caught Bridgwater by surprise. There were numerous well worked passing routines and co-ordinated attacks bringing out the best of Bridgwater keeper, Hutter. However despite being under constant pressure it was Bridgwater who scored twice before halftime. The first from a short corner flicked in by Mike Eele, and the second from a decent passing movement put away by Steve Turvey. Captain Hicks had changed the formation with himself and Butt playing in defence with the emphasis on pushing forward. New signing Neal was strong up front and Fagan was his usual manic self helping to break up the constant Sidmouth & Ottery attacks.

 

The second half was more of the same. However again, against the run of play it was Bridgwater who managed to get a third goal later on in the half, with a scrappy finish – probably with the last touch from Turvey.  Sidmouth & Ottery had a goal awarded and then disallowed when the home umpire reveiwed the decidsion!! Then, minutes later, they scored for real, making the last ten minutes a nail biting affair. Bridgwater deserved the win in their final game and they cemented their 4th place finish in the table. A good season all round for a team that failed to win a single game in the previous season.

 

There was a strong performance from Edward Hayden-Briffett who was narrowly beaten by Hutter to the Man of the Match vote.

 
Sunday 25 March 2018
 
Somerset Cup Finals
 
Bridgwater Ladies reached the Somerset Cup finals day and played in a round robin competition with Yeovil & Sherborne, Shepton Malllet and Weston.  In their first game against Yeovil they did a great job of containing the Premier Division team.  It looked like the game was heading for a scoreless draw but Yeovil got a late goal to give them the win.  Shepton was the next game and Bridgwater failed to show the same tenacity and defensive organisation and lost the game 0-3.  Bridgwater really turned on the pressure in the final game against Weston and outplayed their opponents in all areas and were rewarded with a 4-0 victory.  
 
Yeovil were the ultimate champions.
 

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