It was Bridgefield’s second victory of the weekend – an encouraging start, especially as new recruit Tom Curwen, the League’s top goal scorer during many outstanding seasons with Lancaster, was unable to make his BWPL debut for his home club due to work commitments.
Watford’s high-powered start featured a hat-trick by Danny Davis. After that, it was a case of Bridgefield playing catch-up, steadily reducing the deficit – they trailed 9-6 after two quarters and eventually took the lead for the first time thanks to a Brian Parks penalty on 5.27 in the final period.
It was 13-13 when skipper Wayne Davis equalised for Watford with just 1.13 remaining. And that heralded a dramatic finish as Alex Saunders (Photo: Trevor Hyde) scored his fourth and fifth goals of the game – in the last 13 seconds!
Experienced Chris Taylor followed up his seven-goal spree for Newport against the British Army on day one with nine more as Newport defeated Tyldesley 17-11. Miha Fakin scored four in Avondale’s 13-7 win against Caledonia Storm.
Only Bridgefield and City of Birmingham won both their games. Nathan Wilkes netted five in Birmingham's 15-8 success against the British Army.