Three Bridges 2 Ramsgate 1: Lee Carney and Sam MacVicar set up win

Three Bridges V Carshalton 18-10-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-161137004
Three Bridges V Carshalton 18-10-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) PPP-141020-161137004

Bridges won a hard fought game against a team that didn’t look like a side struggling to avoid relegation, but it came at a cost as both Matt Whitehead and Nathan Crabb suffered injuries.

Crabb was actually stretchered off the pitch in obvious pain.

Bridges took the lead after 17 minutes when Sam MacVicar crossed, Tony Garrod had a shot blocked before finally Lee Carney stroked the ball home.

Junior James should have equalised three minutes later but shot wide when clean through as Bridges appealed in vain for offside, and Kieron Thorp made a great block to keep out Callum McGeehan just before the interval. But the half ended with the excellent Ben Godfrey having a header from Crabb’s cross held by Adriano Varnier, who then denied Godfrey again after a great run and a one-two with Garrod.

Godfrey had another effort deflected wide as the second half started and Garrod curled one onto the top of the crossbar, while a superb run by Nigel Brake was only halted by a tackle that earned Freeman Rogers a booking. But two minutes from the end of normal time, a brilliant passing move led to Bridges’ second goal as Garrod threaded the ball through to Allan Tait, who then set up MacVicar for a cool finish. Godfrey had another drive well held.

But three minutes into the five of added time a long ball led to Thorp trying to hook clear outside his goal and Tom Chapman saw his lob find its way into the unguarded net as Ira Jackson followed it home for a consolation goal.

Bridges: Thorp; Peauroux; Brake; Crellin; Donaghey; Godfrey; MacVicar; Carney; Tait; Garrod; Whitehead (Crabb 28, Adelakun 73).

Unused sub: Pulling

Attendance: 76

Aerotron Man of the Match: Nigel Brake