New signing Nathan Crabb masterminds superb win for Three Bridges

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Two goals by new signing Nathan Crabb on his debut lifted Bridges up to ninth in the table with a 3-0 victory against Tooting & Mitcham.

On a slippery pitch Allan Tait had a shot cleared off the line and a good Tooting defence prevented Sam MacVicar from opening the scoring when he fought his way through.

A cross from John Lansdale found former Lewes player Nathan Crabb who after a bit of a scamble opened his account with his new club.

Bridges should have gone further ahead before half-time as a MacVicar cross found the head of Tait but it went just wide and then Garrod raced on to a long clearance only for his shot to go just wide.

In the second half Tooting’s Frankie Sawyer was clean through but was foiled by Bridges goalkeeper Kieron Thorp.

Both Hakeem Adelakun and Garrod saw their shots go wide and then after 62 minutes Crabb raced after a long clearance, skillfully gathered the ball and scored as the ball went under the advancing goalkeeper. Hakeem Adelakun missed two chances and Garrod still making his long penetrating runs.

Mark Pulling replaced Crabb after 75 minutes who left to a standing ovation from the home supporters.

A cross from MacVicar found Tait but his glancing header went just wide.

Garrod used his pace to hunt down a long diagonal pass from midfield and then his accurate cross found his team-mate Tait who made no mistake.

Bridges: Thorp, Lansdale, Whitehead, Crellin, Donaghey (Dynan 69), MacVicar, Crabb (Pulling 75), Carney (Capt), Tait, Adelakun, Garrod (Peauroux 88). Unused subs: Daniel, Brake.

Attendance: 105

Aerotron Man of the Match: Nathan Crabb