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1st - Match centre

Haywards Heath Town
Three Bridges
J Langford (64')
Full time
B O'Neill (9', 31' Sent Off), J Lansdale (51'), N Crabb (60'), B Bacon (90')
Sat 27 Jan 15:00 - SCFL - Premier Division Attendance 138

1st beat Haywards Heath Town 1 - 4

Bridges win away to League leaders

A brilliant victory away to the League leaders, and Bridges played for an hour with only ten men after Brannon O'Neill was sent off for a two footed challenge, quickly followed by Manager, Paul Faili, for protesting.

It was Brannon O'Neill who gave Bridges a 9th minute lead with their first serious attack, working his way into the area before shooting past former Bridges keeper Simon Lehkyj from 25 yards.

An early loss to Connor French through injury was quickly followed by O'Neill's dismissal, but Bridges refused to sit back and French's replacement, Ben Bacon, was only just wide with a snap shot after good work between debutant George Gaskin and the evergreen John Lansdale.

The first half closed with Heath's best player, Alex Laing, firing a free kick towards the near post, where Kieron Thorp showed commendable alertness to turn the effort away.

Five minutes into the second half Gaskin forced Lehkyj to a brilliant diving save, but within a minute Bridges had doubled their lead when the resulting corner by John Lansdale curled straight into the net!

On the hour came the best goal of the lot when Lansdale's cross was superbly headed in by Nathan Crabb, whose non-stop running made him just one of the many heroes for the visiting side.

Five minutes later a terrific shot by Karly Akehurst was tipped onto the bar by Thorp but fell kindly for Jack Langford to nudge home for the hosts.

Bacon tested Lehkyj from range and Gaskin wasted a great chance, the ball sticking under his feet as the pitch got progressively wetter and heavier. It was now the time for Bridges to dig in deep at the back and there was one notable tackle by Nathan Koo-Boothe to prevent Heath from staging a late rally.

One minute into added time Ben Bacon broke from the edge of the box inside his own half, ran 80 yards with the ball and rounded the oncoming Lehkyj, who had acted as a more than capable sweeper at times, to end with a tap into an empty net for an excellent three points.

Heath's agonising afternoon was complete when the already substituted Jamie Cradock was shown a second yellow card as the teams came off!

Aerotron Man of the Match: Nathan Crabb

Report by Alf Blackler

Nathan Crabb

Player of the Match

Nathan Crabb

Key moments

9:00
Goal Brannon O'Neill scores for Three Bridges
31:00
Red Card Brannon O'Neill is sent off for Three Bridges
51:00
Goal John Lansdale scores for Three Bridges
60:00
Goal Nathan Crabb scores for Three Bridges
64:00
Goal Jack Langford scores for Haywards Heath Town
90:00
Goal Ben Bacon scores for Three Bridges

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Nathan Crabb is awarded player of the match for Three Bridges
90:00 Goal 1 - 4
Ben Bacon scores for Three Bridges
85:00 Sub Off
George Gaskin is substituted off for Three Bridges
85:00 Sub On
Bradley Peters is substituted on for Three Bridges
70:00 Sub On
Bailie Rogers is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
70:00 Sub Off
Jamie Cradock is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
64:00 Goal 1 - 3
Jack Langford scores for Haywards Heath Town
61:00 Sub Off
George Hayward is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
61:00 Sub On
Callum Saunders is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
61:00 Sub Off
Joel Daly is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
61:00 Sub On
Naim Rouane is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
60:00 Goal 0 - 3
Nathan Crabb scores for Three Bridges
51:00 Goal 0 - 2
John Lansdale scores for Three Bridges
End of period 1
31:00 Red Card 0 - 1
Brannon O'Neill is sent off for Three Bridges
24:00 Sub Off
Connor French is substituted off for Three Bridges
24:00 Sub On
Ben Bacon is substituted on for Three Bridges
9:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brannon O'Neill scores for Three Bridges
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Haywards Heath Town
  • Three Bridges
  • 0
  • Brannon O'Neill Goal 9:00'
  • Connor French Sub Off 24:00'
  • Ben Bacon Sub On 24:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Red Card 31:00'
  • John Lansdale Goal 51:00'
  • Nathan Crabb Goal 60:00'
  • Joel Daly Sub Off 61:00'
  • Callum Saunders Sub On 61:00'
  • George Hayward Sub Off 61:00'
  • Naim Rouane Sub On 61:00'
  • Jack Langford Goal 64:00'
  • Jamie Cradock Sub Off 70:00'
  • Bailie Rogers Sub On 70:00'
  • George Gaskin Sub Off 85:00'
  • Bradley Peters Sub On 85:00'
  • Ben Bacon Goal 90:00'

Team selection

Haywards Heath Town
  • 1. Simon Lehkyj
  • 2. Joel Daly
  • 3. Jamie Cradock
  • 4. Karl Akehurst
  • 5. Jahmahl King
  • 6. Tom Graves
  • 7. Alex Laing
  • 8. George Hayward
  • 9. Jack Langford
  • 10. Kane Louis
  • 11. Jamie Weston
  • 12. Callum Saunders
  • 13.
  • 14. Naim Rouane
  • 15. Bailie Rogers
  • 16. Christian Weatherstone
  • 17. Marcus Newnham

League round up

Other Premier Division results

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0
2
Horsham YMCA
1
2
Newhaven

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Haywards Heath Town 38 83
2. Three Bridges 38 82
3. Pagham 38 75
4. Horsham YMCA 38 71
5. Eastbourne Town 38 69
6. Chichester City 38 68
7. Peacehaven & Tels. 38 68

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