Three Bridges lose to high-flying Burgess Hill

Three Bridges FC  28-7-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140729-104226002

Three Bridges FC 28-7-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140729-104226002

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It was hardly a surprise that Bridges suffered defeat away to high flying Burgess Hill, who remain the only unbeaten side in League games in the whole of England from Ryman League upwards, but the visitors started the game as the more confident side.

But soon after Ben Godfrey had driven just wide, the Hillians took the lead with their first meaningful attack after fourteen minutes. PAT HARDING gave a dignity of the difference between the sides with a clinical finish, and after 21 minutes indifferent defensive work allowed SAM FISK a simple headed second goal as he met Will Miles’ lob.

Allan Tait provided a weak finish following good work between Tony Garrod and Lee Carney, whilst Kieron a Thorp did well to push a Fisk drive onto the post, whilst the game’s best player Darren Budd was denied by the crossbar from a free kick.

The first half ended with Tait also seeing a lob deflected onto the bar and safety, but Bridges hopes of a second half comeback were dented within five minutes as they had a good penalty shout denied at one end before Town swept to the other end and again punished defensive sloppiness to add a third through BUDD.

Garrod had a couple of near misses but Hillians keeper Josh James never really had a shot of any consequence to worry him.

Bridges : Thorp, Pulling, Brake, Donaghey, Whitehead (Towning, 66), Godfrey (Lansdale, 80), Touray, Carney, Tait, Garrod, Daniel. Unused Subs. - Gannon, Wormull.

Aerotron Man of the Match - Abu Touray.