Three Bridges suffer heavy home defeat to VCD Athletic

Three Bridges suffered a heavy 4-0 defeat at home to VCD Athletic.

A third of the game in and Bridges looked to be on a par with the visitors, but once VCD opened the scoring, there seemed to really only be one team in it.

The first home game of the season looked promising for Bridges with Alex Barbary’s header from Curtis Gayler’s cross being turned away after just three minutes, and VCD keeper Nicholas Blue saving well with his foot to deny Tom Tolfrey eight minutes later.

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But Kieron Thorp then had to make a good low save to deny Paul Vines, and early substitute Anthony Adesite headed over from Aymun El-Mogharbel’s peach of a cross. And inevitably Bridges were caught by a sumptuous through ball by Malachi Hudson that gave EL-MOGHARBEL to coolly slot past Thorp after 29 minutes.

VCD were now in full flow and looking upwardly mobile with Vines coming close and Joseph Bingham hitting the underside of the bar as he met a free kick. Thorp had made a good save on that occasion, but a minute later - four minutes before the interval - he could do nothing as LEE DAWSON guided the ball home following another free kick from the right.

Bridges looked confident after the half time team talk, but within four minutes they looked shattered as another free kick was met at the far post by the head of BINGHAM. And six minutes after that VINES drilled home a beauty to complete the scoring, although Adesite missed horribly with an open goal begging after the excellent Hudson hit the post.

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Dean Lovegrove became influential going forward as Bridges made changes, but VCD had the luxury of taking off their best two players towards the end and they remain unbeaten at the top of the League.

Bridges Man of the Match (selected by Match Ball Sponsors Rachel & Barry) - Troy Williams.

Three Bridges 0 VCD Athletic 4 (h-t : 0-2)

Bridges : K.Thorp, T.Williams, G.Ashley (H.Docherty, 64), D.Lovegrove, C.Gayler (H.Skerry, 64), B.O’Neill, J.Wilson, L.Leppard, C.Donaghey, A.Barbary (K.Woolven, 64), T.Tolfrey.

Unused Subs. - W.Robinson, J.Lansdale.

Booked - Williams (27), O’Neill (37), Lovegrove (58), Donaghey (70).

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VCD : N.Blue, C.Edwards, A.Proberts, J.Bingham, J.Barry, M.Oshilaja, A.El-Mogharbel (E.Hysi, 77), L.Dawson, P.Vines, M.Hudson (T.Fisher, 77), M.Elliott (A.Adesite, 6).

Unused Subs. - G.Okonkwo, L.Griffiths.

Booked - Dawson (74).

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