1st lose to Hanworth Villa 3-2
Bridges out of Vase
Bridges were knocked out of the FA Vase, but they made a determined effort to recover from three goals down in a game where the wind proved difficult for both sides when they had to defend against it.
Bizarrely, injury-hit Bridges could have taken an early lead themselves as Brendan Murphy-McVey lifted the ball over to Michael Campbell. He was tackled and Nathan Hilaire's perfectly timed follow up shot was blocked brilliantly by the home defenders.
However, after 13 minutes Hanworth made the most of a long wind assisted ball through to Tom Neale, who nevertheless has to be credited with a fine drilled shot across Kieron Thorp into the far corner.
After 20 minutes a superbly struck free kick by Jack Mills left Bridges with an uphill struggle. It got even worse four minutes later, although this time the wind really should get all the credit as a hopeful lob by Levi King was helped on its way by the weather conditions.
After 27 minutes MICHAEL CAMPBELL pulled one back as he latched onto Nathan Crabb's chipped ball, but most of the remainder of the first half saw Hanworth trying their luck from all distances and generally being denied by some excellent saves by Thorp.
Steve Loveridge rattled the crossbar, a corner by King almost made it with more wind assistance and Thorp brilliantly denied the dangerous Cyril Ocansey twice.
Thorp made two more brilliant saves from Ocansey in quick succession just before the hour mark, but it was generally Bridges in control during the second half. Their main fault was trying, at times, for the perfect goal rather than striking from distance, but soon after Lee Hall had seen a good volley deflected away, a 65th minute corner by Murphy-McVey fell to debutant Darryl Siaw to volley past Triston Thomas.
Chances continued to come, but the referee suddenly started to flourish cards and even Hanworth Manager, Rufus Brevett, was dismissed after remonstrating with one of the Assistants for an offside decision.
John Lansdale had matched Thorp for an excellent display for the visitors, but it ended cruelly for him when he received a second yellow card for what seemed to be a genuine attempt to head home and send the game into extra time.
Aerotron Man of the Match: John Lansdale
Referee: Babajide Ogunda