Updated: Nov 6, 2022
The 4th gameweek of the 2022-23 season proved a tough once for Bristol & West Hockey Club after a strong showing throughout the club in the early weeks.
Facing difficult opposition travelling from Cirencester to Bridgend, highlights included wins from the Men's 1s and 2s and a draw from the Women's 1s to keep 3 of our top teams unbeaten this season. Our Women's 3s went 0-2 in their home game, but after a brief delay for bad light, slotted home 4 without reply to post a 4-2 victory.
The Stats by Harry Bryant
POTW = Matthew Gimson
2 goals / 1 assist / MVP
Annie Clay - Scored the equalising goal for B&WJ1s in their 1-1 draw with Cirencester - keeping the ladies undefeated and earning a Heroine bonus for it.
Daniel Lusmore - Another 4 goals and assist along with a hattrick bonus to help the M2s to a tight 5-6 victory over Bridgend. The lads also remain undefeated.
Tom Bryant scored the winning goal from a penalty corner and earning Hero Bonus for the M1s who also continue their unbeaten run - he did however pick up a Green Card.
Andrea Brown - Earned Defensive Bonus and MVP for B&WJ1s in their 1-1 encounter.
Daniel George - Another 2 assists from the back in the 2s 5-6 win.
Dan Ott 1 Goal + 1 Assist and MVP for the 2s against Bridgend. All after running a marathon the week before!
Bristol & West 1
Bristol & West 1 [2-1] Gloucester City 1
The 1s won 2-1 👍 MoM: Harry Bryant DoD: Ledgey for 2 cards
Defensive bonus: Doug Tilley
Lots of cards in the mix though!
Bristol & West Jaspers 1
Cirencester 1 [1-1] Bristol & West Jaspers 1
1s had a tough agricultural game today against Cirencester 1s and their dramatic injuries to slow the game down but we didn't let it get to us and levelled the score to 1-1 before the end 💪
We stay unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw and sit 2nd in Division 2 West.
Goal: Annie 🥅
Assist: Toni 💪
POTM: Ange 🤩
Votes for: Meg, Toni, Flora, Mich 🙌
Bristol & West 2
Bridgend 1 [5-6] Bristol & West 2
Slightly crazy game where the 2s made it difficult but were always on top in a 5-6 victory away at Bridgend. 2s remain unbeaten and sit 2nd in Division 2 West.
Goals: Lus x4, Ott, Joe
Bristol & West Jaspers 2
Bristol & West Jaspers 2 [0-2] Bristol UWE 1
2s had a tough game against a very strong UWE 1s, losing 0-2. Defence did an amazing job keeping them out of the D and attack had some great moments higher up the pitch!!
The whole team worked really hard and played very well!
POM: Elsie great 3D skills, playing and movement
Defender of the Day: Bernie for positioning and good tackles
Votes for Shaz, Niamh, Smurph and Alice.
Great team work !!
Bristol & West 3
Bristol & West 3 [1-2] Bristol Firebrands 2
1-2 loss vs top table Firebrands, who were well structured. Goal came from Charlie Williams; aerial from Patch in own half to Christian at 25, slipped it left to Dan V who then found Charlie.
Second half 0-0. Unlucky not to score, Kieran had a 1 on 1 with the keeper. Platty got defender bonus, with MoM James the new keeper pulling off some big saves in both half.
Bristol & West Jaspers 3
Bristol & West Jaspers 3 [4-2] Wotton-Under-Edge 3
The 3s had a great game today against W.U.E 3s. It was a tough start to the match - we conceded to go 0-2 down, but got into the swing of things and ended the game with a 4-2 win! 🥳
Goals - Becca, Lucy, Aymie, Molly 🥅
Assists - Alana (x2), Aymie, Lucy ⭐️
POTM - Emily 👏 we also had votes for Lizzie, Aymie, Lucy, Molly and Alana
Defender of the Day - Eleanor 💪
Bristol & West 4
Bristol & West 4 [5-6] Bristol Firebrands 4
4s v brands 4 ⭐⭐⭐
5-6 loss with bare 11 🚀 🚿
🥅: Jeremy; gimson (x2) ; ben; jules 🐕🦺: gimson; Jeremy (x2); doey
🧱: Ollie Harrison
🍆: Gimson for having to go home for a lavender bubble bath.
Bristol & West Jaspers 4
Wesberries 6 [8-3] Bristol & West Jaspers 4
The 4’s also had a tough game against Westberries losing 8-3.
That being said, there were lots of positives to take away having been 1-2 in front at halftime. Shorts earned, goals scored and some cracking hockey played!
A full 70 mins with only 10 players will get ya 😅
Goals: Steph x 2, Becky x1 🥅
POTM: Becky 🏅
Bristol & West 5
Wotton-Under-Edge 5 Dev [4-1] Bristol & West 5
5s played a Wotton dev squad fortified from their higher teams.
Lost 4-1 (goal from yours truly) but the score will go in as 0-0
MOTM - Ben Swannell (first senior game as a keeper)
Defender Bonus - Porkchop
DoD - Clive (forgetting his stick)
Bristol & West 6
Bristol Firebrands 6 [5-1] Bristol & West 6
Lost 5-1. Decent game though.
Need youngsters to match the legs of the opposition.
Man of match : Steve Johnson
Defender of the Day: Steve Barter