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Saturday 23 March 2019
 
23 March    Bridgwater Mens 1st        4    v    2    City of Bath A
 
The mens 1s grabbed a win to finish the season well. Bridgwater started well and went ahead with a Will Pope goal early on; Jordan Rawles bagging a second soon after. Despite CoB grabbing a goal back, Pope grabbed his second to put Bridgwater back to two in front going into half time. The home side really weren’t at the races in the second half, conceding a second and letting the CoB side press on them too much. A goal from Sam Uminski, however, ensured the 1s would finish with all 3 points. Despite the win, the 1s finish 1 point off promotion in third place. 
 
Player of the match was to Sam Uminski, for a great display in the middle of the park.
 
23 March    Bristol University  C                7    v    1    Bridgwater A
 
For the final time this season, the mens 2s took the familiar trip to Bristol; facing a side who had already won the league. Bridgwater were looking for a potential promotion going into the game - but earlier results in the day meant they were simply playing for pride. It didn’t take long until Bristol Uni were on top of the game taking an early lead. This was how the game was going to be with Bristol Uni dominating the possession. When Bridgwater did get the ball they had some good penetrating runs from Dom Court and played some good hockey. By the end of the half Bridgwater did feel a little unlucky they did not score but were four down at half time. 
 
Bridgwater targeted getting a goal in the second half and enjoying the last league game of the season. The flow of the game was the same the second half with Bridgwater legs tiring and trying to play a long ball game, but with Bristol controlling most of the ball. Bridgwater were on the wrong end of a couple more goals, but somehow managed to get the ball into the opponents' half with a few players forward. When Ben Stone hit a ball hard into the D, this was swept into the back of the net by Will Marchent-Saunders who had made a late run into the D, to score his second goal in his second game for the 2s. This was to be a consolation goal in a heavy defeat, and a sad end to a good season, coming fourth in a tough league was a great achievement with some young players. 
 
Man of the Match was again Dom Court for some tireless running in the middle.
 
23 March    BridgwaterB                3    v    8    Keynsham A        

The mens 3s' winning streak at home sadly came undone against promoted Keynsham, in an entertaining game full of goals. The away side opened the scoring, but Steve Pigden put Bridgwater on level terms soon after. Despite a close first 15 minutes, it went all Keynsham’s way from there - with three goal lead at half time. The second half followed a similar style to the first - Keynsham went ahead by two more, but Rich Payne grabbed his goal to close the gap slightly. Keynsham stretched their tally to eight, but captain Marcus Blyth grabbed a consolation goal for Bridgwater towards the end of the game. 
 
In a crazy vote, every player received at least one man of the match vote - Danny Rogers the only player to grab more than one to secure player of the match.
 
23 March    Chard B                6    v    4    Bridgwater C
The mens 4s also put on a show in their final game of the season, but sadly came out on the wrong side of a ten-goal thriller against Chard. They found their scoring touch and with the score going one way and another, but it was the home team who came out on top. The 4s will be happy to have nailed four goals, however; with player of the match going to deputising keeper Pete Cammish.
 
23 March    Bridgwater D                2    v    3    Taunton Vale E
 
This was to be the final game for the mens 5s for a while as it has been a struggle; and they put in a wonderful performance against top of the league Taunton Vale. A couple of players came out to say goodbye to the team whilst trying to spoil the local rivals' season. Neither side wanted to lose this game, especially since it started at a frantic pace with both sides playing well. Eventually the deadlock was broken by Bridgwater as Aiden Casey drove down the right, Phil Pyke deflected the cross for Simon Burland to bury the shot. Despite Bridgwater’s efforts, Vale found a free man and his shot was deflected past the helpless keeper, levelling the score. Both sides tried to take a lead into the break but narrowly missed out.
 
Unfortunately Vale got the next goal from a short corner, despite a great clearance on the line by James Kettlewell, which meant that Bridgwater had to push to get something from the game. The game became very open with Vale showing their quality in the middle, but Mike Date did his best to hold the centre of the pitch for Bridgwater. The open game allowed Vale time and space and they got another goal to go 3-1 up. Pyke and the Bridgwater attack were trying their best to create something as they went full on and a break down the right from Bertie Kelly was buried by Burland for his second of the game. This made for an interesting final five minutes. Vale were kept at bay by some top keeping and great defending as Bridgwater tried to find a way forward, but they couldn’t find the break they needed. 
 
Player of the match was super reliable Toby Knight. Many thanks to everyone who have supported the 5s and played for them throughout this season, thanks to the ‘coach' Alan Baldwin for putting up with us moaning and being miserable. Also thank you to everyone who has supported the 5th XI over the years, we hopefully won't be out for too long!
 
23 March        Taw Valley Ladies 1st    1    v    1    Bridgwater Ladies 1st
The ladies 1s managed a draw away from home at Taw Valley. The team dominated the game throughout, but were unable to find the back of the net, as the opposition played 11 outfield players instead of the usual ten plus a keeper. The team had some excellent chances in the first half, with captain Lucy Burridge scoring a superb penalty flick. Taw Valley managed to find a goal in the last few minutes of the first half with a well worked short corner. The second half was a physical but goalless affair. Player of the match went to Sapphy Reed-Yang for an industrious and tireless display up front.
 
23 March    Bridgwater Ladies 2nd            4    -    1    White Eagles 3rd
 
The ladies 2s were confident going into the game with White Eagles this week and their confidence really shone through. Bridgwater started the game the more attacking team and it wasn't long before they were rewarded for their efforts, winning a short corner. Rose Baker took a great strike which the keeper saved but Jess Shobbrook was there to put the ball in from the rebound. Shortly after this, Bridgwater found themselves two up with another goal good from Shobbrook. Bridgwater were unlucky not to be further ahead at half time, having a goal disallowed just before the whistle. 
 
The second half saw more good attacking play from Bridgwater but was more end to end hockey. Bridgwater did well defending their goal and broke quickly on the counter attack. Bridgwater's third goal came from a good shot from Lauren Morrish which was put in again by Shobbrook on the post for her hat trick. Bridgwater didn't stop there and still wanted more goals. Rose Baker put in the next with another well worked goal. White Eagles broke quickly just after this and managed to score just before full time. 
 
Player of the match went to Niamh Dillion.

Despite being the last round of fixtures for the men, our ladies still have some games to go - so look out for those in the next couple weeks!

 

 

 

 

Our victorious mixed team, that beat Penzance 7-1 on Sunday 20th January to move to the next round of the England Mixed Hockey Cup

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Back Row: L to R - Lee Chorley, Will Pope, Sapphy Reed-Yang, Charlotte East, Becca Tasker, Sue Chaplin, Paul Tilley, Tom Stacey
Front Row: L to R - Lucy Burridge, Rob Morrish, Brandon Durkin, Lewis Coad, Duncan Morrish

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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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.

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.

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

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Latest League Updates

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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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