Bridgwater 2nd 1-1 Chard 1st

A HARD fought 1-1 draw for the ladies first XI at Chard Hockey Club at the weekend against a tough opposition.

After losing 3-1 to Bridgwater at home earlier this season, Chard were determined to get something out of the game.

Chard were the first team to break the deadlock as a result of brilliant individual play by Kerryn Mullis, pushing the ball around the Bridgwater defender and placing the ball into the far left corner.

Shortly before half-time Bridgwater equalised, when the ball just crept over the line from a short corner before being cleared by the defence.

The first half ended 1-1.

The second half continued in a similar fashion with attempts at both ends of the pitch. Bridgwater were awarded a short corner in the closing seconds of the game and did manage to get the ball into Chard's goal, only for it to be ruled out due to an attacking foot.

Chard Ladies Seconds 2-0 Sidmouth and Ottery Fourths

The Seconds picked up an impressive 2-0 win over Sidmouth and Ottery in their match at the weekend.

The side went out strong in the first half, pressuring the ball and playing the offence.

The first goal was scored near the beginning of the half by Julie Saxby assisted by Evie Lawson.

A J-run down the right of the pitch, neat pass and strong, skilful hit from top D meant that the goal could be scored.

That was not the only shots taken in the first half though, another goal was scored by Lila Churchill, assisted by Layla Anderson.

Ali Long brought the ball up the middle of the pitch, slipped a smooth pass past the defenders to Layla who pushed it towards the goal, in Lila’s direction to knock in. It was a nice team goal.

In the second half the visitors pressed for a goal back but the defence from Chard stayed true and kept the opposition at bay.

Players player was a tough choice but was awarded to Emma Palmer and Arabella Rossiter.

A spokesperson from the club said: "Well played today everyone it was really fun and I think it was one of our best ever games. Only 3 games left now so we have to make them good ones!"