Game Reports 25/09

Game Reports 25/09

Swansea City 3-2 Bridgend 1st XI
Bridgend travelled to Swansea to compete against their old rivals. A fast paced game, saw Bridgend improve on the previous week, remaining far better control. Bridgend took the lead as Jon Rubery weaves through the back of the defence drawing the keeper to allow Andy Jones to finish from close range. Swansea returned with 2 goals from intricate play around the ‘D’ a final goal from Rhys Owen took the game to 2-2. Sadly Bridgend couldn’t hold onto the game and Swansea scored the eventual winner. A lot of positives for Bridgend who are hoping to have more luck on their side next week
Mens 3rds
3rd X1 Men’s Hockey Report – Sat. 25th October
Result:  Bridgend ‘B’  0;  Gwent ‘A’  7.
With Bridgend’s Development X1 fielding three 14 year olds and missing some experienced players, the side was always going to be up against it when playing a full strenth Gwent side, which topped the league above that in which Bridgend played last season.
With Gwent dominating play, Bridgend’s defence worked magnificently to stem the attacks facing them with Steve McIntosh, Derek Jones, John Thomas and Alasdair Brown making good tackles and clearances, but shots did result from these attacks for skipper Cliff Harrison in goal to bring off at least a dozen excellent saves during the game.
With only being two goals down at half-time, Bridgend were trying hard to put up a fight, with Jon Wilks, Roger Franks and Andy Davis from midfield striving to get youngsters Matthew Hibbert and Rhys Rubery going up front, with help from youngster Steffan Irranca-Davies on the left flank.
Some clearances did find Jack Steer supporting the attack from Bridgend, with newcomer Gavin Pound running hard on the right wing, but passing proved difficult as Gwent were quicker in attack and defence, giving Bridgend little time to settle. More goals resulted in the second half as Gwent’s pressure told on the hard working defence, who did not get much respite as Bridgend had difficulty in keeping possession.
It was a difficult game for Bridgend, but their passing will improve as the confidence in the side grows.
Ladies 1st
Cardiff ath 1- bridgend 3
Ladies 2nds
Bridgend 7- Abergavenny 2
It was a table clash this week for the Bridgend ladies 2nds against Abergavenny who were just one place below the 2nds and the girls were keen to get another win under their belt, and it was 7th heaven again with 7 beautiful goals scored to secure 3 points for the team.
Goals came from regular scorers, Swawiza Gohobur, Brogan Thomas, Leanne Jones, Caitlin Griffiths, Georgie Catton, Sam Murphy and captain Emily Phillips.
Once again there was strong play from Brogan Thomas who was rewarded man of the match. Defence superstar Liz Pearce had a tip top game, along with Georgie Catton who is displaying excellent hockey this season!
Sunday the seconds faced swansea students again in a cup game, but this time around the girls achieved a 7-2 win! Scorers were returning legend Ali Hibbert(2), Sam Murphy, holly walker, Brogan Thomas, Leanne Jones, Georgie Catton.
Mens 3rds Sunday 26th September
Result:  Bridgend ‘B’  0;  Gwent ‘A’  7.
With Bridgend’s Development X1 fielding three 14 year olds and missing some experienced players, the side was always going to be up against it when playing a full strenth Gwent side, which topped the league above that in which Bridgend played last season.
With Gwent dominating play, Bridgend’s defence worked magnificently to stem the attacks facing them with Steve McIntosh, Derek Jones, John Thomas and Alasdair Brown making good tackles and clearances, but shots did result from these attacks for skipper Cliff Harrison in goal to bring off at least a dozen excellent saves during the game.
With only being two goals down at half-time, Bridgend were trying hard to put up a fight, with Jon Wilks, Roger Franks and Andy Davis from midfield striving to get youngsters Matthew Hibbert and Rhys Rubery going up front, with help from youngster Steffan Irranca-Davies on the left flank.
Some clearances did find Jack Steer supporting the attack from Bridgend, with newcomer Gavin Pound running hard on the right wing, but passing proved difficult as Gwent were quicker in attack and defence, giving Bridgend little time to settle. More goals resulted in the second half as Gwent’s pressure told on the hard working defence, who did not get much respite as Bridgend had difficulty in keeping possession.
It was a difficult game for Bridgend, but their passing will improve as the confidence in the side grows.