Three Bridges complete first ever double over Worthing

Three Bridges FC first team photo 2015 SUS-150518-170202002
Three Bridges FC first team photo 2015 SUS-150518-170202002

Ryman League South

Three Bridges 2 Worthing 0

Two late goals by Sam MacVicar and Hakeem Adelakun enabled Bridges to complete a first ever league double against Worthing.

Both defences blocked numerous efforts, but Jack Fagan had to hold onto a header by Mark Pulling and made a good diving save to keep out MacVicar’s header from Matt Whitehead’s pinpoint cross.

Kieron Thorp was grateful to see Callum Overton fire over from Harvey Sparks’ equally fine cross.

Just before half-time a foul by Matt Hurley on Adelakun ended badly for the Worthing defender as he fell awkwardly and suffered a fractured leg, which required an ambulance to be called.

Referee Alex Blake still showed the distressed Hurley a yellow card as he was stretchered from the field!

Jamie Crellin, Adelakun, MacVicar and Ashley Mutongerwa all had efforts well blocked, but the best challenge of all was a superbly timed tackle by John Lansdale just as Dawes shaped to shoot.

And after 84 minutes Lansdale became the provider with a glorious crossfield pass that found MacVicar, who steadied himself before drilling a shot into the far left corner of Fagan’s net.

And a minute into added-time, Adelakun turned to drive home a second for Bridges.

Sadly, the game ended acrimoniously when Brannon O’Neill received two quick yellow cards and then seemed to spit at Callum Donaghey.

His offence infuriated Whitehead to the extent that he was then shown a yellow card despite the referee apologising but insisting he had no other choice.

Bridges: K.Thorp, D.Mobsby, M.Daniel, S.Sargent (A.Mutongerwa, 36 (J.Lansdale, 75)), C.Donaghey, M.Pulling, M.Whitehead, J.Crellin, S.MacVicar, H.Adelakun, B.Godfrey.

Unused subs: T,Gannon, K.Newman-Knott.

Aerotron Man of the Match: Jamie Crellin