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Three Bridges
Hythe Town
I Akanbi (58'), C French (90' Pen)
Full time
J Sammoutis (47', 77'), Z Ansah (69')
Sat 20 Oct 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South East Division Attendance 71

1st lose to Hythe Town 2-3

Strong and resilient Bridges lose at home

Despite playing some of their best football this season, Three Bridges fell short to Hythe in a 3-2 loss. After a dominating first half which just lacked a goal from Bridges, Hythe turned their performance around for the second half.

Three Bridges tested Hythe goalkeeper, George Kamurasi, early in the fixture. After Lee Hall whipped in a low cross, Brannon O’Neill tried a flick which ricocheted off a Hythe defender back to O’Neill who curled an effort towards goal but Kamurasi did well to dive to his right and push the effort around the post. O’Neill had another chance 6 minutes later when Ibby Akanbi won the ball after putting pressure on a Hythe defender and then squared to O’Neill but he scuffed his shot and it fell through to Kamurasi.

Bridges were then denied a penalty after Bradley Peters was seemingly pushed over after a free kick but the referee wasn’t interested on this occasion. O’Neill had a busy return to Three Bridges with another chance in the 23rd minute, Connor French and Nathan Simpson linked up well as Simpson put in a low cross but O’Neill couldn’t get his feet sorted out in time.

Three Bridges 1st vs Hythe Town 20.10.18
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Hythe’s best chance of the first half fell in the form of a free kick in the 26th minute after a foul just outside the penalty area. Jack Sammoutis stood over it but his effort was blocked by the Three Bridges wall. Porciatti was called into action a minute before half time making an outstanding save to tip over a Zak Ansah effort after a one-on-one to keep the score at 0-0.

After a disappointing first half from third-placed Hythe they completely turned things around after the interval and it took only 1 minute and 38 seconds for them to take the lead. Jack Sammoutis was skipped through and curled past Porciatti for his first of the afternoon.

This, however, didn’t destroy Bridges' confidence and they deservedly got one back after IBBY AKANBY squeezed an effort under Kamurasi to make it 1-1 in the 58th minute. Bridges nearly took the lead a minute later after Akanbi back-heeled the ball into the path of French but his goal-bound effort was well blocked by a Hythe defender.

Then came a moment of sheer brilliance when Zak Ansah, who had an uneventful game up until this point, got the ball just inside the Three Bridges half looked up to see Porciatti off his line and let one fly with his left foot. Despite Porciatti doing his best to recover, the ball flew into the top corner. A truly special goal applauded by both home and away fans.

Hythe then made it 3-1 just eight minutes later after Jack Sammoutis netted his second of the game in identical fashion to his first - a good finish that looked to see off Bridges and secure all three points for Hythe with thirteen minutes to go.

However, once again Bridges were strong and resilient and refusing to give up. They worked their way back into the game again after second-half substitute Alex Laing was fouled in the box following an over the top ball. Connor French stepped up and smashed the ball into the bottom left, not for the first time this season. Unfortunately, this was not enough as Hythe survived the last few minutes of extra time and held on for the three points.

Bridges have a week's gap between their next fixture which sees them travel to Hastings United on 3rd November.

AEROTRON Man of the Match: Joe Tennent

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

47:00
Goal Jack Sammoutis scores for Hythe Town
58:00
Goal Ibby Akanbi scores for Three Bridges
69:00
Goal Zak Ansah scores for Hythe Town
77:00
Goal Jack Sammoutis scores for Hythe Town
90:00
Scored Penalty Connor French scores a penalty for Three Bridges

Videos and photos

Three Bridges 1st vs Hythe Town 20.10.18
15 photos

Highlights

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90:00 Sub On
Billy Lewins is substituted on for Hythe Town
90:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 3
Connor French scores a penalty for Three Bridges
90:00 Player of the Match
Joe Tennent is awarded player of the match for Three Bridges
90:00 Sub Off
Charlie Webster is substituted off for Hythe Town
89:00 Sub Off
Bradley Peters is substituted off for Three Bridges
89:00 Sub On
Victor Naranjo is substituted on for Three Bridges
80:00 Sub On
Omar Folkes is substituted on for Three Bridges
80:00 Sub Off
Jensen Grant is substituted off for Three Bridges
77:00 Goal 1 - 3
Jack Sammoutis scores for Hythe Town
74:00 Sub On
Alex Laing is substituted on for Three Bridges
74:00 Sub Off
Ibby Akanbi is substituted off for Three Bridges
69:00 Goal 1 - 2
Zak Ansah scores for Hythe Town
68:00 Yellow Card
Brannon O'Neill is yellow carded for Three Bridges
67:00 Sub Off
Nigel Spence is substituted off for Hythe Town
67:00 Sub On
Junior Aikhionbare is substituted on for Hythe Town
58:00 Goal 1 - 1
Ibby Akanbi scores for Three Bridges
57:00 Yellow Card
Aziz Lyoubi is yellow carded for Hythe Town
47:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Sammoutis scores for Hythe Town
End of period 1
42:00 Yellow Card
Jensen Grant is yellow carded for Three Bridges
17:00 Sub Off
Zach Fagan is substituted off for Hythe Town
17:00 Sub On
Aziz Lyoubi is substituted on for Hythe Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Three Bridges
  • Hythe Town
  • 0
  • Aziz Lyoubi Sub On 17:00'
  • Zach Fagan Sub Off 17:00'
  • Jensen Grant Yellow Card 42:00'
  • Jack Sammoutis Goal 47:00'
  • Aziz Lyoubi Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Ibby Akanbi Goal 58:00'
  • Nigel Spence Sub Off 67:00'
  • Junior Aikhionbare Sub On 67:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Yellow Card 68:00'
  • Zak Ansah Goal 69:00'
  • Ibby Akanbi Sub Off 74:00'
  • Alex Laing Sub On 74:00'
  • Jack Sammoutis Goal 77:00'
  • Jensen Grant Sub Off 80:00'
  • Omar Folkes Sub On 80:00'
  • Bradley Peters Sub Off 89:00'
  • Victor Naranjo Sub On 89:00'
  • Connor French Scored Penalty 90:00'
  • Charlie Webster Sub Off 90:00'
  • Billy Lewins Sub On 90:00'

Team selection

Hythe Town
  • 1. George Kamurasi
  • 2. Salvyn Kisitu
  • 3. Charlie Webster
  • 4. Chris Kinnear
  • 5. Nathan Daly
  • 6. Mitchell Dickenson
  • 7. Nigel Spence
  • 8. Zach Fagan
  • 9. Zak Ansah
  • 10. Jack Sammoutis
  • 11. Kieron Campbell
  • 12. Aziz Lyoubi
  • 13. Junior Aikhionbare
  • 14. Jack Negus
  • 15. Josh Stirman
  • 16. Billy Lewins

League round up

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2
Cray Wanderers
Horsham
3
1
East Grinstead Town
Sevenoaks Town
1
0
Ashford United
Sittingbourne
1
1
3
1
Whitstable Town

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# Team Pl Pts
14. East Grinstead Town 12 11
15. Faversham Town 12 11
16. Three Bridges 12 10
17. Guernsey 12 9
18. Greenwich Borough 12 9
19. Herne Bay 11 5
20. Thamesmead Town 0 -3

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