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Saturday 16 March 2019
 
16 March    Team Bath Buccs C        5    v    2    Bridgwater Mens 2
 
The mens 1s missed another chance to go second in the league, losing tp Team Bath Buccs, meaning top spot is now out of their grasp. Going a goal down, Bridgwater fought back well and equalised through Will Pope. Despite going behind again, Bridgwater displayed some good resolve and kept themselves in the half - only to go further behind in controversial fashion on the stroke of half time. Their misery would be furthered when Buccs struck their fouth - but the fight back was strong and Pope grabbed his second to bring Bridgwater back within touching distance. Again, key decisions didn’t quite go Bridgwater’s way - they could’ve been awarded a penalty flick, and then only a minute later Buccs scored another controversial goal to finish the rout. The saving grace is that, with results going their way, they are still able to finish second if they get lucky with results next week. 
 
Player of the match was Lee Chorley.
 
16 March    Bridgwater A                4    v    4    Westbury & UB B
 
The 2s had their final home game of the season looking to extend the unbeaten run that has been going since the 1st of December, and looking at keeping the unbeaten home record which has only seen them win 8 and draw 2. Expecting a tough match against a team who are just one point ahead of them in the league and also pushing for promotion, the game started with a strong head wind for Bridgwater. Facing a well drilled team the ball was getting moved fast from left to right, which meant lots of work for the young midfield. After some well worked moves and some long balls, Bridgwater managed to get their first short corner of the game, but the young Westbury defence was out quickly leading to a second short corner. Tom Lott's initial effort rebounded back off the keeper and fell to Paul Tilley who swept it through the keeper's legs giving Bridgwater the lead. This lead did not last long as a quick break from Westbury saw the ball in the back of the Bridgwater net. This meant Bridgwater had to switch on to make sure they did not go behind, but after some good play down the right the ball fell to Tom Lott in the D. With his deadly form he managed to grab his first goal after good work to create the space to shoot. But another loose pass meant Westbury broke quickly and scored to level the game. After some extra work from the already tiring midfield, Bridgwater managed to get the ball to Lott in the D, who had his initial shot saved only for the rebound fall to him to lift the ball into the goal. Yet again a lapse of concentration and some good forward play by Westbury saw them quickly get back in the game and they made the score 3-3 this is how the half ended.
 
It was not going to get easier and with legs tiring Bridgwater were going to have to work as a team to get a result. Both teams came out of the blocks fast with a few good chances coming Bridgwater's way but the Westbury keeper was having a good game. Unfortunately, Bridgwater went a goal down for the first time in the game when a well saved short corner rebounded out to a Westbury player who crossed it for a back post tap in. This meant Bridgwater had to come from behind but with Tom Lott on the pitch there was always a chance of him grabbing another hat trick this season. Sure enough, Lott managed to complete his hat trick, when a good cross from the right saw his first shot saved but the rebound was converted - but unfortunately he had to go off with a hamstring issue. Bridgwater were able to hold off the onslaught as both teams looked to win the game with Bridgwater given the best opportunity with a late short corner, but it was not to be. The result was probably a fair as both teams had their chances to win. This left Bridgwater's unbeaten home record intact, but tough game remaining against the league winning Bristol Uni. The draw was not good for Bridgwater - a victory in the game would have meant them going second, but the draw left Wesbury second in the table and with a easier game next week they now look more likely to get promoted. 
 
 Player of the match was Dominic Court.
 
16 March    Firebrands E                3    v    0    BridgwaterB        

The mens 3s promotion push finally came to an end as they lost in a fiercely competitive fixture against Firebrands. Coming up against a physical side, Bridgwater started well, and were thankful to Phil Morrish not to be behind after a goal line save. It was Brands, however, who would take the initiative to go ahead, and then doubled their lead going into half time. After a change in formation and a good half time team talk, Bridgwater dictated much of the play in the second half - a few half chances just not quite finding the net. It would be Firebrands who scored the next goal to complete the scoring. 
 
Player of the match went to Tyler Coleman. 
 
16 March    Bridgwater C                3    v    3    Sidmouth & Ottery B
The mens 4s grabbed a well deserved point, putting in their best display in recent weeks to draw with Sidmouth and Ottery. As it tends to be with the 4s, Steve Turvey found himself on the scoresheet with two well taken goals - the third being scored by Conor Neal. It was a welcome return to form for the 4s who have a right to feel hard done by in recent weeks - and this week finally got the reward for a good performance. 
 
Player of the match went to Steve Turvey. 
 
16 March    Bridgwater Ladies 1st        0    -    6    Old Bristolians 1st
 
The ladies 1s lost heavily this week, but in a game that really wasn’t reflected by the scoreline. They had a somewhat problematic prelude to their game, with a player getting injured in the warm up. This led toa shaky start and Bridgwater conceded twice within the first few minutes. Despite the set backs, Bridgwater started to find their feet in the game and created a few good chances - but OldBristolians bagged a third just before half time. 
 
Bridgwater largely dominated the second half, but for all their domination, were unable to create the clear cut chances they needed.Despite coming close on a few occasions, the luck simply wasn’t there. Their bad luck was furthered when OBs grabbed their fourth against the run of play, leading to two more in quicksuccession. For roughly half the game, Bridgwater were on top - with the score feeling unfair based on the performance they put in. 
 
Player of the match went to Charlie Lewis.
 
16 March    Taw Valley 2nd            0    -    2    Bridgwater Ladies 2nd
 
The ladies 2s travelled to Taw Valley 2s this week, a team that have slowly sneaked up on them in the league. The home side started the game the stronger team, attacking intently from thestart. Bridgwater soon settled into the game, however, playing some excellent hockey, taking their time to build chances slowly. This approach paid off when they were awarded a short corner;a great strike from Kate Ward was saved by the keeper, with Jess Shobbrook there to slot the rebound into the Taw Valley goal. Bridgwater had more chances to score in the first half with theforwards doing great work to give themselves space but went into half time ahead by the only goal. Bridgwater dominated the second half and grabbed a well deserved second; this time coming from a welltimed pass from Beth Porter to Karen Chilcott, who calmly put the ball past the keeper. Taw Valley had a few chances near the end of the game, with Sue Durkin making some vital saves tokeep a clean sheet and ensuring the win.

The player of the match result reflected the excellent team perfomance this week being split between 5 players! Those winners were Sue Durkin, Niamh Dillon, Morgan Edwards, Jenny HaydenBriffet and Jess Shobbrook.
 

 

 

 

 

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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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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