Updated: Feb 14
What a week for Bristol & West Hockey Club! Another double-header for our men's 1st team, made it 10 games across the weekend, with a resounding 80% win record. Two wins for our men's 1s put them back at the top of league as the fight for West Men's Division 1 North intensifies. Our women's 1st travelled to Gloucester, looking to hold top-spot and continue their unbeaten run. A feisty game ended in a narrow 3-2 victory for our 1s, who took advantage of other results to extend their position at the top of the league with 5 to play.
Elsewhere, our men's 3s and 4s shook off the disappointment of last week's games, to record important victories which pulled them up from the bottom of their respective leagues. The 6s once again took advantage of the mix of youth and experience to record another victory for the development side. Our women's 2s and 3s continue to quietly pick up wins to stay 3rd in their leagues, hot on the heels of the promotion placed sides.
Men's 1st Team
Bristol & West [5-2] Old Bristolians 1
Bristol & West [4-1] Leominster
On Saturday the men’s 1s won 5-2 against OB’s 💪 goals from Tugs (2), H (2) and Fish (1)!
MoM to Disco for the second week running and
DoD to Andy ‘squarial’ McKay! 🤦♂️😂
The team followed it up with an always dangerous Sunday game. Shaking off the Saturday hangovers (metaphorical or otherwise!), West put Leominster to the sword with a 4-1 victory. Unbeaten run intact, re-claiming top spot, all-in-all a good weekend for the lads.
Goals: Chipper hat-trick (3), Ledgy (1)
Women's 1st Team
Gloucester City 3 [2-3] Bristol & West Jaspers 1
L1 had a feisty 3-2 win against a physical Gloucester team away with 2 injured subs. The team took control early with 2 short corner goals, before Gloucester found a second gear to pull it back to 2-2 in the second half. But late in the game, the team continued to take advantage of a fantastic short corner conversion rate: a slip left to Claudia who drove the ball in at the back post for the winner.🎉🧡
Goals: Annie, Han, Claudia 🥅
Assists: Carly, Alana, Charlotte 🏑
POTM: Alana 🤩
Votes for: Claudia, Meg, Han 🙌
Women's 2nd Team
Bristol & West Jaspers 2 [3-0] Hanham 1
2s smashed the lovely Hanham 3-0! Thank god as it was 0-0 at half time - appreciate all the supporters. It was important to grab the win to keep the momentum as we pile pressure on the teams above.
Dibbs smashed 2 goals and got POM, cracking game !! Tabby also got a goal so well done !! See you all for a few tequila shots tonight !! 🤠
Men's 3rd Team
Bristol & West 3 [8-1] ECVH 1
Men’s 3-s won 8-1
Goals : Luz 3. Jack 2, Kian 1, Si f 1, Carlie 1
Assists: Gaz 1, Platty 1, Varney 1, Luz 1, Kian 2, Browner 2
Women's 3rd Team
Bristol & West Jaspers 3 [2-1] Newent 4 Dev
3s won their match 2 - 1! Well done ladies - we extend our unbeaten run to 8 games, with promotion in our own hands with 4 to play!
Goals: Aymie + Molly 🥅 Assists: Hannah + Aymie 🏑
POTM : Alice 🤩
Votes for: Rach, Lauren, Nat & Liv 🙌 Defender Bonus: Lauren 💪
Men's 4th Team
Bristol & West 4 [3-2] Mendip 2
Being bottom of our table, this was a MUST WIN for the 4s. A tightly fought contest saw the teams take it down to the wire with a last minute penalty stroke, buried by Doey to take the points!
Overall a game for the ages!!
MOM - Doey
Defending excellence - Harrison
Goals by - Doey 1, Leo 1 and JDW 1.
Unofficial DOD - Kev (Green card)
Women's 4th Team
Wick 3 [6-3] Bristol & West Jaspers 4 (Dev)
Ladies 4s lost 6-3 to Wick, but played some great hockey and scored lovely goals, despite a bare 11 and no GK!
Goals: Cat x 1, Becky x 2 🥅
Assists: Steph, Holly
POTM: Becky 🥇
Men's 5th Team
Old Bristolians 5 [3-2] Bristol & West 5
Men's 5s lost 3-2 away to OBs
Goals: Ted, Ryan
Assists: Drew x 2
Men's 6th Team
South Gloucestershire 2 [1-4] Bristol & West 6 (Dev)
6s won 4-1, sans goalkeeper. Almost a clean sheet, with the oppo scoring in the final minute. Awesome performance across the board.
Goals: Higgy 2, Ed 1, Stew G 1 MoM: Charlie, held your own in midfield today, well done Defender: David Margetts - great passion today