Three Bridges U21 4-4 Ramsgate U21
New U21s manager, Richard Midadje, gets his first point in a much improved performance....
This was Richard's second game since stepping up from the U8s and taking over the U21s last week.
From our own corner, Ramsgate took the lead on 12 minutes with a goal from Lewis Stevens-Toomey. However, the lads bounced back and Bradley Peters equalised on 13 minutes. Joel Mann gave away a silly handball trying to cut out a cross into the box, gifting Ramsgate a penalty taken by Ryan Coleman on 37 minutes. Just 5 minutes later (42 mins), Ramsgate were 3-1 in the lead after hesitation from 16 year old Josh Rose in the Bridges goal allowed Sam Carpenter to nip ahead of him to take the ball and score.
The second half saw a much better and disciplined young Bridges side who completely bossed the game and found themselves level within just 15 minutes.
On 50 minutes, a superb free kick from Michael Wilson invigorated Bridges' hopes to make the score 2-3 and this was followed by a Bradley Peters penalty for his second equalising goal of the game on 60 minutes!
Bridges, in fact, found themselves 4-3 in the lead following a goal from Darren Helsdown on 75 minutes and the team held out until a free kick was awarded to Ramsgate on the 89th minute, which Niall Salisbury whipped in to the back post to find the head of a late running Lewis Stevens-Toomey and Bridges failed to clear the danger.
On the whole, this was a much better performance. Bridges need to nip these mistakes but the lads are still learning under new management and can take away a lot of positives.