Bridgham beaten in 10-goal thriller

Nick Castellan bringing the ball under control for Swaffham Town against Woodbridge on Saturday. Pic

Nick Castellan bringing the ball under control for Swaffham Town against Woodbridge on Saturday. Picture: Eddie Deane - Credit: Archant

Bridgham Utd were not helped by unavailabilities, a late call-off and a no show as they kicked off the new season with a 6-4 defeat at Brandon Reserves.

After a promising start Bridgham lost Michael Watts to injury and this seemed to affect the team as they went 3-0 down.

The visitors did pull one back when Tom Cusack fired home but keeper Steve Ainsworth, on his debut, then conceded a penalty which was converted. Before half-time Brandon made it 5-1 from a close range header after poor defending.

Bridgham restored some pride in the second half as Cusack scored again after good work by Tom Wood and completed his hat-trick on his debut after good play by Luke Wheeler. On the hour mark Bridgham pulled it back to 5-4 after Wheeler scored after more good play by Wood and they could have equalised before Brandon scored five minutes from time to make it 6-4. Man-of-the-match: Adam Bunting.


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