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Indoor Hockey squad qualify for West

The Indoor Hockey squad competed at the Gloucestershire County play-offs for the first time this Sunday against opposition from Stroud, Lansdown, Wotton-under-Edge and Cheltenham who have just been relegated out of National League Indoor. Only 2 teams could qualify to represent Gloucestershire at the upcoming West of England National League Qualifiers on Saturday 15th December @ UWE.

After a spate of last minute injuries and unavailability we travelled with just the bare 6 squad to Stratford Park. The first game was drawn 2-2 against Lansdown with goals from Tom Bryant (2).

The second game saw 3 points on the table with a 2-0 victory over stroud with goals from Johnny Wilson and Phil Brown.

Cheltenham played for match 3 which saw them take an early lead with a quick equaliser from Phil Brown. After an excellent goal line save from Bristol & West, a 2-1 lead was quickly equalised in return and the freshly relegated National League team showed their class to take a 5-2 victory. Goals from Phil Brown & Tom Bryant.

It all came down to the last game which was back to back for Bristol & West having just played Cheltenham. It was all to play for between Wotton-under-Edger and B&W. We took an early lead through a quick set play and goal from Johnny Wilson. Wotton came back in the 7th minute with an equaliser. Exhausted but determined for the win we pushed on and after creating the smallest amount of space in the D, Scotty found the bottom corner to take the lead again. With some excellent defending from Stuart Bryant and incredible saves from Adam Whilock the game finished 2-1 to Bristol & West.

Final Standings

Cheltenham 12 points

Bristol & West 7 points

Wotton-under-Edge 6 points

Lansdown 4 points

Stroud 0 points

Squad: Adam Whitlock (GK), Tom Bryant (C), Johnny Wilson, Phil Brown, Stuart Bryant, Scott Davidson.

Scorers: Tom Bryant (4), Johnny Wilson (2), Phil Brown, Scott Davidson.

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