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T Chapman (35')
Full time
I Akanbi (67')
Sat 2 Mar 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South East Division Attendance 215

Ramsgate 1 - 1 Three Bridges 1st


Bridges earn a point away

After a hectic few days, Bridges returned to the football pitch with renewed desire to earn a point in an often scrappy game at Ramsgate.

It wasn't the best of first halfs however for a team back under the guidance of Paul Faili. Ollie Gray should have done better than head wide following an early free kick and the home side really should have connected better with some excellent long throws by Connor Sanders. They had looked dangerous down the right flank but their 36th minute goal came with some brilliant skill on the left by Gil Carvalho which ended with an inviting pinpoint cross which was headed home by TOM CHAPMAN.

James Shaw then did well to hold on to an effort from Rory Smith, who also saw a free kick from the left drift wide of the far post as a minute's additional time was indicated.

But Bridges looked a different side after the break with both George Gaskin and Alex Clark squandering decent openings. Three substitutions in a ten minute spell finally brought a valuable goal in the 67th minute. One of the introductions, Andrew Sesay, made a brilliant interception and his low cross from the left produced havoc in Ramsgate's goal before another of the substitutes, Ibby Akanbi, forced the ball over the line.
Gaskin came close to netting a winner after great work by the never say die Connor French, and the Bridges defence had to work hard to prevent a couple of Ramsgate counter attacks from bearing fruit, Shaw again happily hanging on to two goalbound efforts.

At least there were smiles on the faces of the Bridges contingent, but this is just the first step as they try to steer clear of the relegation spots.

This Saturday they entertain another side in the drop zone in Greenwich Borough, who have been boosting their numbers too in recent weeks.

Aerotron Man of the Match: Dean Gunner

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

Goal Tom Chapman scores for Ramsgate
Goal Ibby Akanbi scores for Three Bridges


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90:00 Player of the Match
Dean Gunner is awarded player of the match for Three Bridges
76:00 Sub Off
Connor Sanders is substituted off for Ramsgate
76:00 Sub On
Mikey Dalton is substituted on for Ramsgate
67:00 Goal 1 - 1
Ibby Akanbi scores for Three Bridges
65:00 Sub On
Brannon O'Neill is substituted on for Three Bridges
65:00 Sub Off
Nathan Simpson is substituted off for Three Bridges
62:00 Yellow Card
Joe Tennent is yellow carded for Three Bridges
57:00 Sub Off
Alex Clark is substituted off for Three Bridges
57:00 Sub On
Andrew Sesay is substituted on for Three Bridges
55:00 Sub Off
Reece Hallard is substituted off for Three Bridges
55:00 Sub On
Ibby Akanbi is substituted on for Three Bridges
End of period 1
35:00 Goal 1 - 0
Tom Chapman scores for Ramsgate
34:00 Yellow Card
George Gaskin is yellow carded for Three Bridges
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As it happened

  • Ramsgate
  • Three Bridges
  • 0
  • George Gaskin Yellow Card 34:00'
  • Tom Chapman Goal 35:00'
  • Reece Hallard Sub Off 55:00'
  • Ibby Akanbi Sub On 55:00'
  • Alex Clark Sub Off 57:00'
  • Andrew Sesay Sub On 57:00'
  • Joe Tennent Yellow Card 62:00'
  • Nathan Simpson Sub Off 65:00'
  • Brannon O'Neill Sub On 65:00'
  • Ibby Akanbi Goal 67:00'
  • Connor Sanders Sub Off 76:00'
  • Mikey Dalton Sub On 76:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Luke Watkins
  • 2. Jake Mackenzie
  • 3. Rob Saunders
  • 4. Charlie Dickens
  • 5. George Crimmen
  • 6. Connor Sanders
  • 7. Tom Chapman
  • 8. Oliver Gray
  • 9. Kane Rowland
  • 10. Rory Smith
  • 11. Gil Carvahlo
  • 12. Jack Penny
  • 13. Harry Stannard
  • 14. Tijan Jadama
  • 15. Mikey Dalton

League round up

Other South East Division results

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
12. Whitstable Town 36 43
13. East Grinstead Town 36 41
14. Three Bridges 36 41
15. Herne Bay 36 38
16. Sittingbourne 36 37
17. Faversham Town 36 37
18. Guernsey 36 30

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