When you've lost your last two on the bounce, what do you need next? How about top of the league at home, while missing some of your first team regulars? Luckily for us, B&W have plenty of talent able to step into the void in order to fight for their spot.
Neil Blackaller's return (and promotion to centre midfield) was very welcome as well as Brian Edwards being back from injury.
Needless to say we gave the top of the league a bit of a shock for a team that seems to have been struggling a little bit of late, with every player stepping up to the mark.
This was perhaps one of the best performances we have had to date and it was unfortunate that the result was just beyond us. The rear-guard action of the defence was excellent with skipper Ed Ledger shining (having not made any rugby tackles), but just a couple of minor slips and errors ending up costing us dearly, despite goals from Christian Elvidge and Rob Williams.
The final score was 2 - 3 to West Wilts and saw us drop down to 7th in the table on 13 points. A tally shared by 3 other teams at present, to show how competitive this league is.
Next it's on to the easier game of 4th place Swansea City at home. Another competitive game ahead.
Support is always welcome - 12pm at the Ridings hockey fans!
Man of the Match: Ed Ledger
Goals: Christian Elvidge, Rob Williams
LEAGUE STATS TO DATE:NEEDS UPDATING
Man of the Match awards:
2 - Dan Ott
1.5 - Josh Norton
1 each - Johnny Wilson, Christian Elvidge, Duncan Elliott, Harry Bryant, Ed Ledger
0.5 - Charlie WIlliams
6 - Josh Norton
3 - Christian Elvidge, Rob Williams
2 each - Charlie Williams, Dan Lusmore, Dan Ott
1 - Tom Seager, Harry Bryant
Match record: Played 9 Won 4 Drawn 1 Loss 4 Goals Scored 20