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1st Team - Match centre

Three Bridges
East Preston
Full time
J Barnes (58'), D Huet (60')
Sat 14 Apr 15:00 - Southern Combination Football League - Premier Division Attendance 65

Poor Performance Ends in Heavy defeat

Three Bridges score seven as they strengthen their promotion chances

A poor performance from East Preston saw them slide to their heaviest league defeat of the season away at Three Bridges 2-7.

Bridges were three goals up by the fourteenth minute and from that point there was only going to be one winner it was just a question of damage limitation for EP.

Although Bridges got an early second half goal two goals from Jack Barnes (58 mins) and Dan Huet (60 mins) saw a mini revival from EP which was killed off after 67 mins when Bridges got their fifth. Bridges then went on the score two more to take the three points and strengthen their promotion hopes.

Manager Bob Paine said 'Very difficult day for us as we gave away some very poor goals. To be 0-3 down after 14 minutes the game was gone. We knew Bridges would be strong and they obviously had not forgotten being beaten by us at the Lashmar. You learn a lot more about players in these situations and I hope the group reflect on their performance both individually and as a team. The only positive is we play again on Tuesday so we will see what we are made of and if we can put this behind us. A tough experience for the team one which I hope the group will learn from.'

Team: Ben Purkis, Nathan Da Costa, Dave Beaney, Matt Searle (Parazo 72 mins), Tom Lyne, Josh Etherington, Jake Heryet (Nicholson 33 mins), James Lelliott, Luke Brodie (Barnes 45 mins), Dan Huet, Hayden Hunter
Subs: Josh Parazo, George Laughlin, Jack Barnes, Asa Nicholson, Brad Bird

Key moments

Goal Jack Barnes scores for East Preston
Goal Dan Huet scores for East Preston


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72:00 Sub Off
Matt Searle is substituted off for East Preston
72:00 Sub On
Josh Parazo is substituted on for East Preston
60:00 Goal 0 - 2
Dan Huet scores for East Preston
58:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Barnes scores for East Preston
45:00 Sub Off
Luke Brodie is substituted off for East Preston
45:00 Sub On
Jack Barnes is substituted on for East Preston
End of period 1
33:00 Sub On
Asa Nicholson is substituted on for East Preston
33:00 Sub Off
Jake Heryet is substituted off for East Preston
29:00 Yellow Card
James Lelliott is yellow carded for East Preston
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As it happened

  • Three Bridges
  • East Preston
  • 0
  • James Lelliott Yellow Card 29:00'
  • Jake Heryet Sub Off 33:00'
  • Asa Nicholson Sub On 33:00'
  • Luke Brodie Sub Off 45:00'
  • Jack Barnes Sub On 45:00'
  • Jack Barnes Goal 58:00'
  • Dan Huet Goal 60:00'
  • Matt Searle Sub Off 72:00'
  • Josh Parazo Sub On 72:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
11. Lancing 37 49
12. Crawley Down Gatwick 38 45
13. East Preston 38 45
14. AFC Uckfield Town 38 44
15. Broadbridge Heath 38 37
16. Eastbourne United 38 32
17. Arundel 38 30

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