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East Grinstead Town
Three Bridges
M Chapman (21', 45'), G Landais (51'), G Cundle (84')
Full time
B O'Neill (16'), J Tennent (45', 90'), A Douglas (50'), T Adeshina (62' Sent Off)
Sat 19 Jan 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South East Division Attendance 145

East Grinstead Town 4 - 4 Three Bridges

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A well deserved point

Bridges snatched a point in the 93rd minute in a thrilling local derby with East Grinstead. Joe Tennent scored twice from the back in the last minute of both halves and it was his 93rd-minute header from a corner that saw Bridges snatch a point so late on.

It was an even start to the game with both sides moving the ball well and sharing possession in the first 15 minutes. However, it was Bridges who got the first clear cut chance of the fixture. A poor Grinstead corner was cleared and the ball fell loose on the Box to Tennent who strived forward toward the halfway line with Grinstead totally outnumbered at the back. The ball was eventually held up and switched to Alex Clarke who was left one on one with Brannon Daly who saved Clarke’s shot well but he pushed the ball straight into the path of BRANNON O’NEILL who tapped into an empty net to put Bridges one up.

The lead didn’t last long, as four minutes later East Grinstead found themselves level. A poor Grinstead ball was missed by everyone including the Bridges defence which left Nathan Simpson no choice but to pass back to goalkeeper James Shaw who found himself under immense pressure and failed to get his clearance off the floor. The ball was cushioned to Mitchell Chapman who took one touch and fired a sweet strike into the bottom corner leaving Shaw helpless.

Three Bridges 1st vs East Grinstead Town 19.1.19
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The fixture got fierce in the 33rd minute after a Bridges penalty appeal was waved away and a Jensen Grant tackle infuriated East Grinstead which subsequently led to a 22 man riot. There could have easily been a minimum of three players sent off but the referee was sensible to just card the four main perpetrators instead. This really got the Grinstead team going and they took the lead two minutes into the additional time at the end of the first half. Poor defending from Bridges saw space open up for Grinstead and it was Mitchell Chapman who reacted quickest from a shot that crashed off the post and despite a combined effort from Simpson and Shaw the ball found its way into the back of the net.

Bridges didn’t lose their tempo and in the last minute of the added on time of the first half, they got the equaliser. John Ufuah found Toyo Adeshina on the overlap down the right flank who then chipped a lovely dinked pass into Joe Tennent who curled a lovely cushioned volley into the top corner – a true striker’s finish from the ex-Grinstead defender.

Bridges started the half as they ended it and it took only four minutes for them to take the lead. A corner was whipped in that was only half cleared and as the ball looped in the air it eventually fell to Tennent who fired at goal. His shot was cleared off the line but fell into the path of Antone Douglas who smashed the ball into an empty net to put Bridges 3-2 up.

However, just like the first half, Bridges failed to hold onto their lead and this time it took just 2 minutes for Grinstead to reply. A quick counter-attack saw Bridges left short at the back which left George Landais plenty of time to turn in a cross to level up the tie.

The game was flipped on its head in the 62nd minute when Adeshina dived into a challenge which was a definite yellow card but as he had unjustly been booked just 5 minutes before for supposedly obstructing a quick free kick, the referee had no choice but to give him his marching orders.

With Bridges having to reshuffle, putting Lee Hall from midfield into defence and leaving one up top, East Grinstead smelt blood and put lots of pressure onto Bridges meaning Bridges found it hard to make many clear cut chances for themselves, although George Gaskin nearly lobbed Daly from 40 yards but he recovered in time to tip over the bar. The time eventually came for Grinstead, however, as in the 83rd minute they took the lead. Gregory Cundle was allowed too much time and space down the left wing and after taking it past Lee Hall he squeezed it in from a ridiculous angle. This sparked major protests by the Bridges defence who claimed the ball had gone out for a goal kick before Cundle shot but the linesman had made up his mind and the goal stood.

It looked to be over for Bridges who were struggling in the late stages with 10 men. However, they got one last chance in the 93rd minute after a corner was won. O’Neill whipped the ball into a crowded penalty area which included James Shaw but Joe Tennent rose highest to thump his header home. A well-deserved point for Bridges on a tough afternoon at the GAC Stadium.

Report by Sam Gadsdon

Antone Douglas

Player of the Match

Antone Douglas

Key moments

16:00
Goal Brannon O'Neill scores for Three Bridges
21:00
Goal Mitchell Chapman scores for East Grinstead Town
44:30
Goal Mitchell Chapman scores for East Grinstead Town
45:00
Goal Joe Tennent scores for Three Bridges
50:00
Goal Antone Douglas scores for Three Bridges
51:00
Goal George Landais scores for East Grinstead Town
62:00
Red Card Toyo Adeshina is sent off for Three Bridges
84:00
Goal Gregory Cundle scores for East Grinstead Town
90:00
Goal Joe Tennent scores for Three Bridges

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Highlights

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90:00 +1:00 Player of the Match
Antone Douglas is awarded player of the match for Three Bridges
90:00 +0:30 Yellow Card
Joe Tennent is yellow carded for Three Bridges
90:00 Goal 4 - 4
Joe Tennent scores for Three Bridges
89:00 Sub Off
Nathan Simpson is substituted off for Three Bridges
89:00 Sub On
Kelvin Adjei is substituted on for Three Bridges
89:00 Yellow Card
Lee Hall is yellow carded for Three Bridges
84:00 Goal 4 - 3
Gregory Cundle scores for East Grinstead Town
79:00 Sub Off
George Landais is substituted off for East Grinstead Town
79:00 Sub On
Marcus Elliott is substituted on for East Grinstead Town
74:00 Yellow Card
Brannon O'Neill is yellow carded for Three Bridges
72:00 Sub Off
John Ufuah is substituted off for Three Bridges
72:00 Sub On
Ibby Akanbi is substituted on for Three Bridges
70:00 Yellow Card
Dean Gunner is yellow carded for East Grinstead Town
63:00 Sub Off
Mitchell Chapman is substituted off for East Grinstead Town
63:00 Sub On
Jack Bray is substituted on for East Grinstead Town
62:00 Red Card 3 - 3
Toyo Adeshina is sent off for Three Bridges
57:00 Yellow Card
Toyo Adeshina is yellow carded for Three Bridges
55:00 Yellow Card
Gregory Cundle is yellow carded for East Grinstead Town
51:00 Goal 3 - 3
George Landais scores for East Grinstead Town
50:00 Goal 2 - 3
Antone Douglas scores for Three Bridges
End of period 1
45:00 Goal 2 - 2
Joe Tennent scores for Three Bridges
44:30 Goal 2 - 1
Mitchell Chapman scores for East Grinstead Town
37:00 Yellow Card
Jensen Grant is yellow carded for Three Bridges
37:00 Yellow Card
Alex Clark is yellow carded for Three Bridges
37:00 Yellow Card
Callum Emptage is yellow carded for East Grinstead Town
37:00 Yellow Card
Mitchell Chapman is yellow carded for East Grinstead Town
21:00 Goal 1 - 1
Mitchell Chapman scores for East Grinstead Town
16:00 Goal 0 - 1
Brannon O'Neill scores for Three Bridges
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • East Grinstead Town
  • Three Bridges
  • 0
  • Brannon O'Neill Goal 16:00'
  • Mitchell Chapman Goal 21:00'
  • Jensen Grant Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Alex Clark Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Mitchell Chapman Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Callum Emptage Yellow Card 37:00'
  • Mitchell Chapman Goal 44:30'
  • Joe Tennent Goal 45:00'
  • Antone Douglas Goal 50:00'
  • George Landais Goal 51:00'
  • Gregory Cundle Yellow Card 55:00'
  • Toyo Adeshina Yellow Card 57:00'
  • Toyo Adeshina Red Card 62:00'
  • Mitchell Chapman Sub Off 63:00'
  • Jack Bray Sub On 63:00'
  • Dean Gunner Yellow Card 70:00'
  • John Ufuah Sub Off 72:00'
  • Ibby Akanbi Sub On 72:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Yellow Card 74:00'
  • Marcus Elliott Sub On 79:00'
  • George Landais Sub Off 79:00'
  • Gregory Cundle Goal 84:00'
  • Kelvin Adjei Sub On 89:00'
  • Lee Hall Yellow Card 89:00'
  • Nathan Simpson Sub Off 89:00'
  • Joe Tennent Goal 90:00'
  • Joe Tennent Yellow Card 90:00 +0:30'

Team selection

East Grinstead Town
  • 1. Brannon Daly
  • 2. Dean Gunner
  • 3. Karn Miller-Neave
  • 4. Dan Pearse
  • 5. Callum Emptage
  • 6. Ryan Johnson
  • 7. Jordan Johnson
  • 8. Mitchell Chapman
  • 9. George Landais
  • 10. Gregory Cundle
  • 11. Ollie Boulding
  • 12. Jack Bray
  • 13. Leo Mazzone
  • 14. Drew Cooney
  • 15. Matt Day
  • 16. Marcus Elliott

League round up

Other South East Division results

Ashford United
7
0
Cray Wanderers
3
1
Hastings United
3
0
Whyteleafe
Hythe Town
0
0
Sevenoaks Town
1
0
Horsham
4
0
Sittingbourne
Whitstable Town
1
2

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# Team Pl Pts
13. East Grinstead Town 30 35
14. Sittingbourne 30 35
15. Three Bridges 30 31
16. Herne Bay 30 31
17. Faversham Town 31 31
18. Guernsey 30 28
19. Greenwich Borough 31 24

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