West Men's Division 2 Central: University of Bristol HC 2–3 Chard

CHARD Hockey Club Men's first team won an entertaining battle at the weekend away from home against University of Bristol Fourths.

The match in the West Men's Division 2 Central ended 2-3 as Chard came out on top.

The result saw them extend their unbeaten run in the league to 15 games and leaves them in third place.

It was an end-to-end game but as good teams often do, Chard found a way to win the match late on.

Jasper Clements scored the all important goal in the match to seal the win for Chard.

There are three fixtures remaining in the league campaign for Chard and up next they travel to Bristol Firebrands Seconds on Saturday, March 16.

Elsewhere, Chard Ladies Firsts travelled away to Tiverton White Eagles hopeful to get some points on the table having won against them at home.

Chard started strong with lovely passing play and several driving balls down the right hand wing connecting up Lois Butcher, Charlotte Mooney and Kerryn Mullis.

Despite breaching the Tiverton D and winning a couple short corners Chard's good play went unrewarded.

Play continued end to end and having defended well against the first two short corners, the third strike deflected off of keeper Hannah McGown leading to a penalty flick which Tiverton converted to take the lead.

Second half continued in similar vein, with man of the match Mooney dominating play down the right wing. Tiverton took advantage of a break in play to get their second and their third followed quite quickly when an aerial found Tiverton striker 1-1 on goal.

Chard are at home next week against Sidmouth & Ottery 2s and hope some good side line support can help them on their way to get some much deserved last minute points.

And Chard Seconds entertained bottom of the table Shepton mallet 3's on Saturday, knowing that a win was a must.

The team picked up a good win and special mention went to midfield powerhouse Switzer, Edmunds, and Spurdle, and the solid defence of Criddle and Mooney.

Also the Chard Hockey Thirds put in another good performance despite fielding a youth filled side in their match.

They drew 1-1 with Minehead Thirds and the opposition complemented Chard by stating how well they played together.