Three Bridges 1 Faversham Town 0

John Lansdale. Three Bridges FC. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150223-120859001
John Lansdale. Three Bridges FC. Pic Steve Robards SUS-150223-120859001

A depleted Three Bridges side now without three of their main strikers through injury did well to take three points.

The match looked destined for a 0-0 draw until a spectacular volley in the 81st minute by John Lansdale sealed the victory.

The winner came as Lee Carney’s free-Kick was swung into the box, a header out arrived towards Lansdale who volleyed from 20 yards straight past the keeper.”

In the first half both sides had chances, but poor finishing and good saves by both keepers kept the score to a stalemate.

Matt Whitehead saw a 30-yard screamer saved and Faversham’s Charley Robertson saw a similar effort crash off the bar.

Influential Lansdale was the most creative player, setting up chances for forwards Ben Godfrey and Ashley Robinson.

The second half was more of the same with both sides pushing to get the winner.

The closest for either side came in the 72nd minute when Bridges’ keeper Kieron Thorp came wide out of his area to clear the ball, but the clearance landed at the feet of Wayne Wilson.

With an open goal on offer, his shot went wide much to the relief of the Bridges followers.

A flurry of bookings and substitutions then took place but neither side could break the deadlock.

But then the winner came as Lee Carney’s free-Kick was swung into the box, a header out arrived towards Lansdale who volleyed

from 20 yards straight past the keeper.

The last 10 minutes saw Bridges defend in numbers to stop any equaliser coming and much to the relief of every one the final whistle went to give them all three points.

Bridges: Thorp, Mobsby, Daniel, Lansdale, Donaghey, Crellin, McVicar (Mutongerwa 90), Carney, Godfrey; Robinson (Pulling 85), Whitehead

Unused subs; Newman-Knott, Towning

Attendance: 71

Aerotron Man of the Match: John Lansdale