Team BC & Bridgwater Town Reserves vs Watchet - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Bridgwater was on top from the off with the big, wide flat pitch suiting their attacking free flowing style of play. They went in front after only six minutes when impressive striker Chris Young fed forward Matt Connick, who cooly finished from close range.

Connick had the chance to double his personal tally, from the spot when he robbed the Watchet back line, surged in to the box, and was unceremoniously bundled over by the home keeper. However, his weakly struck penalty was comfortably saved by the home custodian. Watchet’s direct style of play was comfortably dealt with by Bridgwater makeshift centre back pairing of Callum Laird and Harry Horton and keeper Josh Hayward who was in commanding form.

It wasn't long before Bridgwater did double their lead after Young linked with 17 year old Charlie White, whose excellent cross found Connick at the back post and his neat header allowed Alex Male to finish from close range.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first, with Bridgwater's pacey wide players Charlie White and Matt Connick causing Watchet problems on a regular basis.

Watchet went close to getting a foothold back in the game, but a rasping shot from the edge of the box was excellently saved by keeper Hayward. The lead was extended and the points were sealed with 25 minutes still left on the clock when Young weaved between two defenders before expertly bending the ball in to the far corner.

With the game gone, Watchet refused to lie down and Bridgwater were again thankful to keeper Hayward as he made an excellent one-on-one save.

Bridgwater were still causing problems of their own when Charlie White’s 40 yard solo run was ended by a rash challenge in the box, but the referee waved away what looked like a stonewall penalty.

Luke Buckingham, Bridgwater Manager said,

“The players were excellent today and it was a real team performance with everyone playing their part. Despite putting in a couple of reasonable performances, we had lost our last two games, and the players showed exceptional character to come to Watchet and win in such a comprehensive fashion.”

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