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Three Bridges FC V Crawley Town XI 28-7-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140729-101525002
Three Bridges FC V Crawley Town XI 28-7-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140729-101525002

By Paul Terry

A welcome three points was spoiled for the second successive game by poor discipline and a multitude of bookings.

Walton gained a corner in the first minute which was saved by Kieron Thorp and showed the intent of the home side.

Lee Carney fed a skilful ball through the home defence which Allan Tait fed off to go one-on-one with the keeper, only to be denied by the assistant referee’s flag.

Then a back pass to the Walton keeper resulted in a free-kick just outside the box, and Ben Godfrey hit the bar with the resulting shot.

Carney looked as though he was going to open the scoring when he got into a one-on-one with the keeper, but he shot straight at West.

Walton also had their chances but in-form keeper Thorp denied them every time.

But after 31 minutes a long ball over our defence saw Gabriel Odunalike run past their defenders before slotting past Thorpe.

The second half saw us come out with a renewed determination to get back into the game, but countless attacks broke down in the last third of the pitch and this only led to frustration and a flurry of Bridges bookings.

Substitute Abu Touray frightened the defence with his electric pace and on one attack he was brought down in the box which allowed Godfrey to smash home the penalty.

With just three minutes to go and with us sniffing a winner, we gained a corner which Carney took and saw it sail straight into the net.

And on the stroke of full-time, Hakeem adelakun sped down the wing and crossed the ball into the box for Tait to slot home at the second attempt.

Bridges: Thorp; Peauroux; Dynan (Whitehead 61); Crellin; Donaghey; Adelakun; Pulling (MacVicar 66); Godfrey; Tait; Carney; Garrod (Touray 66). Unused sub: Brake.

Aerotron Man of the Match: Kieron Thorp