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1st - Match centre

Three Bridges
Newhaven
C French (67')
Full time
Tue 10 Apr 19:45 - SCFL - Premier Division Attendance 66

1st beat Newhaven 1 - 0

"Sometimes you have to win ugly!"

A victory that was hard earned and summed up by Bridges skipper Jamie Crellin as he cited that "sometimes you have to win ugly".

Both sides defended brilliantly at times, and Newhaven keeper Jake Buss was the first to be tested seriously after 8 minutes when a good run by Connor French ended with a solid shot that was held. Two minutes later it was the turn of Kieron Thorp to hold onto an effort by the League's leading scorer Lee Robinson, who later saw an angled effort tipped away by Thorp and another drive comfortably gathered.

Robinson's prolific scoring record has obviously given him the confidence to shoot on sight, but it was a night when he was generally well shackled and he blasted two late efforts well wide as Newhaven tried to salvage something from the game.

Bridges meanwhile attacked from both flanks but the final ball was often missing, although a good piece of interplay between Liam Collins and the defiant French ended with a desperate clearance. French also saw another effort cleared off the line when it deflected off his shoulder!

The first half ended with Buss making a good save with his legs to prevent George Gaskin from finishing an excellent run.

The breakthrough after 66 minutes was probably one that Buss would rather forget. The strength of Connor French, only recently returned from suspension and still not fully match fit, was the telling factor as he won the ball from Freddie Beale and saw his low cross shot go in off a prostrate Buss for what proved to be the winner - ugly indeed!

It was now even more important for Bridges to keep possession and substitute Lee Hall, as well as Brannon O'Neill and the excellent Jensen Grant, kept Newhaven under pressure.

Bridges continued to press with Mitchell Casselman seeing a good volley deflected wide and Gaskin being just offside as he met Lee Hall's pinpoint cross. Casselman will know that he should have done better with a Gaskin cross that he somehow headed the wrong side of the far post with Buss in no-man's land.

Hall also fired just over in the bewildering 7 minutes of added time, but Newhaven's substitute Kyle Woolven also gave the home defence plenty to think about with a trio of deep free kicks.

Aerotron Man of the Match: Jensen Grant
Referee: Ian Moore

Report by Alf Blackler

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Jensen Grant

Player of the Match

Jensen Grant

Key moments

66:05
Goal Connor French scores for Three Bridges

Highlights

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90:00 +7:10 Saved Shot
Kyle Woolven has a shot saved for Newhaven
90:00 +7:00 Yellow Card
John Lansdale is yellow carded for Three Bridges
90:00 +3:00 Yellow Card
Brannon O'Neill is yellow carded for Three Bridges
90:00 +2:19 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Newhaven
90:00 +1:50 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
90:00 +0:47 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
90:00 +0:35 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
90:00 Player of the Match
Jensen Grant is awarded player of the match for Three Bridges
89:34 Foul
Foul against Newhaven
86:45 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Three Bridges
84:00 Sub On
Marcus Richmond is substituted on for Newhaven
84:00 Sub Off
Freddie Beale is substituted off for Newhaven
82:42 Corner taken
Corner for Three Bridges
82:00 Sub Off
Matthew Whitehead is substituted off for Three Bridges
82:00 Sub On
John Lansdale is substituted on for Three Bridges
81:49 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Three Bridges
81:12 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
80:00 Sub Off
Seb Saunders is substituted off for Newhaven
80:00 Sub On
Tim Cooklin is substituted on for Newhaven
79:34 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
73:53 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
72:00 Sub On
Mitchell Casselman is substituted on for Three Bridges
72:00 Sub Off
Connor French is substituted off for Three Bridges
70:00 Sub On
Kyle Woolven is substituted on for Newhaven
70:00 Sub Off
James Rhodes is substituted off for Newhaven
68:52 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Three Bridges
66:05 Goal 1 - 0
Connor French scores for Three Bridges
64:00 Sub On
Lee Hall is substituted on for Three Bridges
64:00 Sub Off
Darryl Siaw is substituted off for Three Bridges
60:18 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Three Bridges
59:27 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Three Bridges
53:06 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Newhaven
52:03 Missed Shot
Shot missed for Newhaven
49:52 Saved Shot
Shot saved for Three Bridges
48:49 Missed Shot
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47:16 Blocked Shot
Connor French has a shot blocked for Three Bridges Watch the video
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46:20 Corner taken
Corner for Three Bridges taken by Brannon O'Neill Watch the video
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End of period 1
44:48 Foul
Darryl Siaw is fouled for Three Bridges Watch the video
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44:37 Missed Shot
Nathan Crabb misses a shot for Three Bridges Watch the video
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44:25 Missed Shot
Connor French misses a shot for Three Bridges Watch the video
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44:02 Missed Shot
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43:27 Saved Shot
George Gaskin has a shot saved for Three Bridges Watch the video
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31:38 Blocked Shot
Jensen Grant has a shot blocked for Three Bridges Watch the video
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29:54 Missed Shot
Matthew Whitehead misses a shot for Three Bridges Watch the video
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25:23 Missed Shot
Nathan Crabb misses a shot for Three Bridges Watch the video
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23:06 Blocked Shot
Connor French has a shot blocked for Three Bridges Watch the video
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21:58 Saved Shot
Lee Robinson has a shot saved for Newhaven Watch the video
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20:30 Foul
Jensen Grant is fouled for Three Bridges Watch the video
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18:33 Saved Shot
Lee Robinson has a shot saved for Newhaven Watch the video
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16:49 Saved Shot
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15:39 Foul
Connor French is fouled for Three Bridges Watch the video
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13:04 Missed Shot
Ebou Jallow misses a shot for Newhaven Watch the video
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9:47 Foul
Darryl Siaw is fouled for Three Bridges Watch the video
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9:36 Saved Shot
Lee Robinson has a shot saved for Newhaven Watch the video
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7:49 Saved Shot
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As it happened

  • Three Bridges
  • Newhaven
  • 0
  • Lee Hall Sub On 64:00'
  • Darryl Siaw Sub Off 64:00'
  • Connor French Goal 66:05'
  • James Rhodes Sub Off 70:00'
  • Kyle Woolven Sub On 70:00'
  • Connor French Sub Off 72:00'
  • Mitchell Casselman Sub On 72:00'
  • Seb Saunders Sub Off 80:00'
  • Tim Cooklin Sub On 80:00'
  • Matthew Whitehead Sub Off 82:00'
  • John Lansdale Sub On 82:00'
  • Freddie Beale Sub Off 84:00'
  • Marcus Richmond Sub On 84:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Yellow Card 90:00 +3:00'
  • John Lansdale Yellow Card 90:00 +7:00'

Team selection

Newhaven
  • 1. Jake Buss
  • 2. Harry Docherty
  • 3. Freddie Beale
  • 4. Ben Dartnall
  • 5. Matt Gunn
  • 6. Robbie Keith
  • 7. Seb Saunders
  • 8. James Rhodes
  • 9. Lee Robinson
  • 10. Ebou Jallow
  • 11. Ian Robinson
  • 12. Marcus Richmond
  • 13.
  • 14. Kyle Woolven
  • 15. Brent Stonard
  • 16. George McCarthy
  • 17. Tim Cooklin

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Haywards Heath Town 37 80
2. Three Bridges 35 75
3. Pagham 36 71
4. Chichester City 35 67
5. Horsham YMCA 35 65
6. Saltdean United 36 65
7. Peacehaven & Tels. 36 62

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