10 Oct Weekend Results – 8th October
After defeat last weekend to Newent in their opening Davis Wood Hockey League opener, Bridgend Mens 1st XI played host to Yate at Pencoed Comprehensive School and after a much improved performance on last week’s showing, secured their first points of the season after a 1-1 draw against their visitors from the West country. Bridgend started off the better team, with the midfield of Gareth Coleman, Rhydian Cole, Steve Murphy and the two Andys – Jones and Schofield taking control from the start, and it was Coleman who opened the scoring in the second half with a fantastic strike from the edge of the ‘D’. Picking up the ball outside the area, he beat a defender and then let fly with a thunderous shot which gave the keeper no chance. Despite creating numerous chances throughout an evenly played second half, a goal late on from Yate put paid to any hopes the home team had of gaining three deserved points.
Bridgend Mens 2nd XI, having gone down last weekend to UW Swansea, made the trip to the capital to face Cardiff & UWIC and it was veteran striker Ian Davies who got Bridgend a share of the spoils with a neatly taken goal. It was Davies himself who had a chance to win the game in the second half, but he missed a golden chance of securing maximum points.
Bridgend Mens 3rd XI also travelled to Cardiff, and after coming up against a strong home side, fell to a defeat by 11 goals to 0.
Bridgend Ladies 1st XI got their first win of the South Wales Premier Division 2 season thanks to a well earned win against Haverfordwest at Pencoed Comprehensive School. Having dominated the game for large periods, The Ravens were grateful to Louise Jones and the returning globetrotter Sian Rosser who scored the goals to secure all three points.