Brilliant Bridges hit Herne Bay for six

Three Bridges V Hastings United 4-10-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140710-121700002
Three Bridges V Hastings United 4-10-14 (Pic by Jon Rigby) SUS-140710-121700002

Three Bridges gained a fantastic 6-0 victory away to Herne Bay.

Two great passes by Lee Carney gave Abu Touray two early chances, whilst a good run by Touray finished with Matt Whitehead having a fizzing shot pushed wide by Jack Delo.

But from the resulting corner by Whitehead, Ben Godfrey rose magnificently to head the visitors into a ninth minute lead. Tony Garrod then had a rasping effort held, but after 19 minutes a superb run by Allan Tait ended with him being felled inside the box and referee Scott Jackson had no hesitation in pointing to the spot.

Godfrey slammed the penalty straight down the middle, but Bridges - despite dominating most of the rest of the first half - couldn’t find another goal. In fact, the half ended with what proved to be Herne Bay’s best chance of the whole game as they broke quickly with Dan Johnson crossing and Dan Parkinson shooting wide.

Whatever was said in the Herne Bay dressing room at half-time was obviously ignored as within a minute Lee Carney slotted after a brilliant flick on by Garrod.

Kieron Thorp was called into action after 57 minutes with a good push away at the near post to keep out Sam Hasler’s free-kick, but on the hour Tait sent Garrod free on the left and his excellent cross invited Sam MacVicar to net brilliantly.

Five minutes later it was the turn of Williams Peauroux to set up a second for MacVicar, who looked suspiciously offside but netted with aplomb.

And after 71 minutes another Garrod cross eventually fell for Peauroux to drill home number six.

Tait and Godfrey both came close to adding to the tally, but there was one sour note after 77 minutes when Hakeem Adelakun and Gary Sayer were both dismissed after a brawl in the goal area, although it was later confirmed that Sayer was innocent and Danny Williams had been the Bay player to have confronted Adelakun.

Bridges: Thorp, Peauroux, Dynan (Pulling 56), Crellin, Donaghey (Adelakun 67), Godfrey, Touray, Carney, Tait, Garrod, Whitehead (MacVicar 56).

Attendance: 161

Aerotron Man of the Match: Tony Garrod