Brown’s brace not enough as Southwick fightback

Three Bridges U21s player Alfie Brown SUS-150903-152644002

Three Bridges U21s player Alfie Brown SUS-150903-152644002

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Sussex Intermediate Cup semi-final

Three Bridges 3 Southwick 4 (aet)

Alfie Brown gave Bridges an early lead with two well-taken goals in the first 15 minutes.

Tom Donnelly pulled one back for Southwick when he went on a run across the goal and from a very tight angle slotted the ball into the goal.

Steve Palmer scored a headed off the crossbar to forge Bridges into a 3-1 lead just before half-time.

Southwick made it 3-2 on 66 minutes when Lee Denyer ran on to a cross and slotted the ball beneath the advancing goalkeeper Pawel Szelemej.

Southwick levelled when Alex Sarkies shot past the advancing goalkeeper.

Sarkies then scored an extra-time winner fom the penalty spot in controversial circsumstances as it was not clear if the offence had taken place inside or outside the area.

Bridges: Szelemej, Hodson (Kaddu 90), Ahmedou, Hills (Capt), Cox, Radford, Bunyan (Omayayi 58), Peters, Brown, Meek (Bingham 79), Palmer. Unused subs: Bradford, Clarke.

Man of the Match: Harry Cox