Walton Casuals 3 Three Bridges 1: Bridges hit by controversial decisions

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

This match was spoilt by the match officials who at times gave some strange decisions and led to frustration to both sides.

The first ten minutes saw both defences happy to play the ball along the back-four and then on occasions probe forward to test the opposite defences.

The first real chance saw Hakeem Adelakun cross a superb ball across the six-yard line which some how was avoided by the Bridges’ forwards to probe home.

Scott Day got Casuals’ first shot on target, that looked to be heading for the top corner only for Kieron Thorp to parry the ball over the bar for a corner. Adelakun crossed another great ball into the area and saw Ben Godfrey’s header tipped over for a corner.

Then on 29 minutes an incident off the ball saw Jamie Crellin receive a straight red.

Callum Donaghey was then booked for arguing with the referee about decisions that seemed to be awarded the wrong way.

On 34 minutes a yellow card for a nasty tackle by Max Fitzgerald was minutes later lucky not to be sent-off for another bad tackle.

The referee went for his back pocket only to realise that he had only just booked him and choose to just give him a lecture.

This incensed the Bridges players and realising he was walking a tight line he was substituted just before

half-time.

Bridges came out in the second half with a positive attitude and saw Sam Mcvicar head over a good chance to get back in the game.

On 53 minutes Adelakun made a probing run into the box and was brought down.

Godfrey stepped up to take it and his initial shot was saved by the keeper, but the ball arrived back at his feet in which he made no mistake to slot the ball home.

Bridges then went to a back-three to search for another goal.

But this left them exposed and led to Moses Ashikodi scoring the winner in the 65th minute. Credit

to the Bridges side though, they never gave up and attacked to the final whistle.

Bridges: Thorp; Mobsby (Robinson 58), Daniel, Carney, Donaghey, Crellin, Whitehead, Lansdale, McVicar, Adelakun (Pulling 66), Godfrey

Aerotron Man of the Match: John Lansdale

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