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Men's 1st Team - Match centre

Somerset Gryphons
Bridgwater
R Phillips (0' ), O Carlier (68' )
Full time
Unknown (1' , 69' )
Sat 10 Nov 15:00 - The VERDE RECREO Hockey League - Central 1

MENS 1s DRAW

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Men's 1s hold top of the league.

The Men's 1s took on top of the league Bridgwater and became the first side this season to take points away from the visitors with a well deserved 2-2 draw.

Games between these two sides have been very fiery in recent seasons and this was no different, with green cards, yellow cards, goals and plenty of end-to-end action.

Bridgwater started the better of the 2 sides and despite a few short corners against them, managed take the lead with a decent finish - a half-volley buried into the corner.

Gryphons earned themselves a few more short corners, but just couldn't convert them. With 5 minutes of the first half left, they won another and Rodney Phillips bagged his 5th goal of the season firing the ball between the keepers legs.

1-1 at half time.

Gryphons came out and dominated the second half. With all the possession, short corner after short corner and chance after chance, they were looking like the side sat top of the league, but just couldn't find a way past the opposition keeper who played a blinder.

Gryphons kept plugging away and with 10 minutes to go finally managed to take the lead. Oli Carlier finished off a great right hand flank move with a finish that saw him chip the onrushing keeper. 2-1 Gryphons.

With 3 minutes to go, Bridgwater won a short corner of their own - one of very few in comparison to the home side. Although brilliantly defended initially, the ball found its way onto a Gryphons foot and with the second, they managed to find the backboard with a decent strike to tie it up at 2-2.

One final counter attack in the last minute saw Chris Tomlinson wriggle his way past the last defender and into the D, only for the umpire to blow his whistle for the end of the game! Who knows what would have happened, but in the end a 2-2 draw with top of the league is a fantastic result and means the team are the only unbeaten side left in the division.

Next week: Away to Firebrands B - 4:00pm start in Failand.

Key moments

0:00
Goal Rodney Phillips scores for Somerset Gryphons
1:00
Goal Goal for Bridgwater
67:03
Goal Oli Carlier scores for Somerset Gryphons
69:00
Goal Goal for Bridgwater

Highlights

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69:00 Goal 2 - 2
Goal for Bridgwater
67:03 Goal 2 - 1
Oli Carlier scores for Somerset Gryphons
End of period 1
1:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Bridgwater
0:00 Goal 1 - 0
Rodney Phillips scores for Somerset Gryphons
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Somerset Gryphons
  • Bridgwater
  • 0
  • Rodney Phillips Goal 0:00'
  • Goal 1:00'
  • Oli Carlier Goal 67:03'
  • Goal 69:00'

Team selection

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League round up

Other Central 1 results

Mid Somerset
4
1
3
0
Firebrands B
Royal Wootton Bassett
1
3
Bristol UWE
Taunton Vale B
8
1
City of Bath A
Westbury & UB A
2
1
Team Bath Buccs C

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Westbury & UB A 22 51
2. Old Bristolians 22 48
3. Bridgwater 22 47
4. Royal Wootton Bassett 22 40
5. Mid Somerset 22 40
6. Somerset Gryphons 22 28
7. Bristol UWE 22 24

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