Herne Bay 2 Three Bridges 1: Last minute goal ends winning run

Three Bridges FC V Walton Casuals 11/4/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150413-103712008
Three Bridges FC V Walton Casuals 11/4/15 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-150413-103712008

Everybody who travellled to North Kent, was disappointed when Bridges failed to make it five wins in a row, early in the season.

By not closing the game out, they allowed Herne Bay to break out from defence and to score the winner in the final minute of the game.

Bridges were caught out in defence and a cross from Elliott Cutts found Connor Sanders who made no mistake from close range.”

Three Bridges reporter Dave Pollard

On a wet, soggy pitch, which was perfectly playable, Herne Bay settled quickly and playing downhill, created early chances for Danny Williams.

It only took eight minutes of pressure before Herne Bay went ahead.

Dan Mobsby lost the ball and the speedy winger Steven Ita raced towards the goal and slotted the ball home from a very tight angle. This goal seemed to provoke Bridges into action and they began settle down and started creating chances.

Playing uphill, a cross from Dan Mobsby found the head of Sam MacVicar but the ball just grazed the post and then Lee Carney had his ground shot deflected wide.

With Bridges now playing better, Hakeem Adelakun had a shot go just over but Herne Bay were still dangerous as Danny Williams was proving to be.

Ben Godfrey had a chance with a glancing header whereas Nathan Eastwood was superby tackled by Jamie Crellin to deny Herne Bay a certain goal.

Bridges started well in the second half, Adelakun had a shot deflected which brought out a good save from Jack Delo in the Herne Bay goal.

Herne Bay forced Kieron Thorp to make a finger-tip save to deny Connor Saunders.

Godfrey had a shot which disappeared out of the ground while John Lansdale had a long shot just clear the crossbar.

Bridges levelled the score on 66 minutes, a superbly flighted cross from Matt Whitehead found SAM MACVICAR whose header found the back of the net.

Both teams now played hard looking for the winner as the rain came down again.

Both Steven Ita and Giorgio Russo had chances as did Callum Donaghey.

With the home Supporters on their way out, it looked as though the game would end in a draw but that was not to be.

Looking for a winner, Bridges were caught out in defence and a cross from Elliott Cutts found Saunders who made no mistake from close range.

Bridges must now learn from this game and look to get a victory this coming Saturday, away to Walton Casuals.

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