1st lose to Carshalton Athletic 1 - 4
Despite some encouraging moments, Bridges couldn't cope with a very good Carshalton side at crucial times
Despite some encouraging moments from Bridges, they couldn't cope with a very good Carshalton side at crucial times, although the goal that set them on their way was fortunate as Kalvin Morath Gibbs' 21st minute strike deflected off one of his own players to send Bridges keeper Mark Fox the wrong way.
Tony Garrod had a drive just held by Alexandros Kozakisi three minutes later, but Fox, playing his first game for Bridges in six years, then had to make a great flying save to keep out Tommy Bradford.
It had been a nervous start for Fox, who got away with an early slip in his area, but his confident chat rubbed off on his defence and at the start of the second half he denied the impressive Mickel Miller.
But there was little he could do about any of Carshalton's goals, especially once they stopped trying to walk the ball in. After 54 minutes Ricky Korboa got the better of Stefon Hayles and raced away to double the Robins' advantage, and Bridges responded with Steve Sargent seeing a shot held.
Fox then blocked an effort from full back Bobby Price when he was clean through on the hour, but within five minutes Price found himself in a similar position and this time he lashed the ball almost through Fox.
Garrod had a good effort parried as Bridges refused to give in gracefully, although once again Fox was forced to save from Miller following a jinking run by the Athetic striker. Kieran Djilali then shot wide with his right foot when his left looked to be favourite, but Bridges gained some reward after 85 minutes when substitute Ned Pierre rose impressively to head home from Dan Mobsby's cross.
But within a minute Bradford struck a glorious free kick past a helpless Fox, whilst in the last minute a free kick by Djilali was held by Kozakis.
Referee: Jamaal Horne
Aerotron Man of the Match: Michael Wilson
Stat Facts: A debut for Jack Rowe-Hurst, a first appearance in six years for Mark Fox and a first goal for Ned Pierre