Match reports 28-10-17

Match reports 28-10-17

Men’s 1s
Bridgend 2-2 Hereford

Bridgend suffered from injury and unavailability

Goals Tim Hodges superb reverse stick at top D

Rhyd Cole equalised with 5 minutes left.

Hard game, Bridgend undefeated in 5 league games.

Great performance by Rob Evans and Matt Wooster match saving tackles.

Men’s 2s
Bridgend A 4 v Whitchurch C 1
Bridgend played host to top of the table Whitchurch on a warm Autumn afternoon at Pencoed. After a positive start the home team took the lead with a well working flowing move through Andrew Jones, Kris Williams and finished off neatly by newcomer Alex Bath. Bridgend continued to dominate the 1st half and another good move down the right saw el presidente Steve Murphy slot Home low in the bottom corner. The 2nd half saw Bridgend lose concentration and allow the visitors back into the game and had to absorb continued pressure for a period before re-establishing a 2 goal lead through Adam Knapp. The home side continued to drive forward and soon sealed the game with a well worked move which saw Andrew “AJ” Jones slot home the 4th.
Bridgend now move onto next week away to Swansea B as they continue to grow in confidence and look to close the 3 point gap at the top.

Men’s 4ths
Penarth 2 – Bridgend 4
Bridgend 4ths took a trip to the seaside and playing in glorious sunshine took an unassailable 4-0 lead in the first half with great flowing hockey leading to open play goals from Jeremy Ingram, Jon Catton and Andy Schofield. Jon Wilks bagged the 4th with a superb shirt corner strike. Penarth fought back in the second half and despite heroics defending by Taran Moss and goalie, Dan Leyshon only managed to pull two goals back.

A great 4-2 win for the the team lifting them up the league table.

Ladies 2nds
Llan & Llan 0 – Bridgend 0
The ladies seconds got a well
deserved draw today, although there was chances to get a goal, we could not convert. From the start the ball was moving at a fast pace with the back 4 working hard to keep out any attack on goal. With Charlie Morris controlling the centre attacking role this enabled us to switch the ball from side to side and unlucky for us the stand in gk did a good job keeping the ball out of the net. The younger element of the team are now coming together and it’s good to see their confidence grow. Motm Charlie Morris