Three Bridges suffer 4-0 defeat at Ramsgate

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Bridges had an afternoon to forget as they were comprehensively beaten and also had to play with only ten men after John Lansdale received a straight red card five minutes before half-time.

Lansdale actually saw a shot tipped over by Luke Watkins inside the first minute, but Ramsgate responded immediately with the best player on the pitch, home right back Jake MacKenzie, having a shot blocked.

The game turned against Bridges after 12 minutes, but it was because they had a goal disallowed. A long ball was flicked on by Sam MacVicar to Lee Carney, whose finish was exemplary.

The assistant referee didn’t flag, but under pressure from the home management duo and their players, the referee consulted his assistant and they decided that Carney had been offside!

Tom Loynes fired just over as Ramsgate took advantage of their let off, and after 20 minutes they went ahead when Ian Pulman slipped the ball through for JOE TAYLOR to net. Pulman then shot horribly over following more dazzling work by MacKenzie, and Bridges were now beginning to look shaky in almost every department.

After 34 minutes a suicidal pass by Ashley Robinson gave Callum Donaghey little chance and Pulman pounced to set up AARON QUAIN for a dimple second goal.

MacKenzie was then denied by Kieron Thorp before Lansdale was dismissed for allegedly stamping on Loynes.

Certainly there was a coming together, but Lansdale claimed that he accidentally caught Loynes and was hardly helped by the over reaction of Ramsgate’s Managers, who seemed to heavily influence another Assistant in helping convince the Referee that it was deliberate.

Robinson fired just over as the second half opened, but once again MacKenzue terrorised Bridges with another good run before knocking just wide of the near post.

But the inevitable third goal came after 58 minutes when a good run by Loynes ended with a low crisis for PULMAN to net. And perhaps the only surprise after that was that it took until the 90th minute for TAYLOR to drill home a fourth.

Sadly too many Bridges players were out of sorts with Callum Donaghey being one of a handful to come out with any credit.

Bridges: Thorp, Mobsby (Brake 60), Daniel, Sargent, Donaghey, Pulling, Lansdale, Carney, Robinson (Garrod 58), MacVicar, Whitehead (Pemini 69).

Unused sub: Godfrey.

Aerotron Man of the Match: Callum Donaghey