West Bridgford 4 v 0 Graham Street Prims, report by John Burns
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Could this be a change of fortune for West Bridgford? Manager Richie Holmes had the luxury of 17 available players for this game that we saw as a must win game given both teams league positions.
The first 20 minutes of the game was an even contest with the Prims being the more physical of the 2 teams but with no real end effort. Bridgford passed the ball around but looked a little nervous maybe because it was the first time the 11 players had played together (the story of our season).
Eventually Heath and Daly started to assert themselves and got a real grip of the midfield, with the defence and keeper Clark never really in trouble.
Josh Kwadu and Jack Gray returned to the side and it was no surprise when they linked up to see Gray net for Bridgford on 30 minutes. 5 minutes later Gray was at it again with a second. This time with the help of a large deflection off an unfortunate defender.
These 2 quick goals, seemed to knock Graham Street back a bit, and when Kwadu added a third goal on 42 minutes the went into the half time break looking a beaten side.
The second half saw Bridgford in dominant mood, with some of the passing and interchanges a joy to watch. Will Heath made some great runs. Dave Erentz was a colossus in the defence and keeper Clark had his best game of the season. It was Clark who made a fantastic save from Kevin Morrow. If it had of gone in, it may have changed things a bit, and certainly would have given GSP hope.
On 53 minutes Kwadu scored his second goal after a great cross from Daly, and effectively put the game to bed. He should have had his hat trick moments later but stumbled inside the box.
Bridgford did score a '5th goal' thanks to Jurgen Charlesworth but the linesman harshly ruled it out for offside....if only we had VAR!
Bridgford made 3 substitutions, and saw the game out comfortably with their best display of the season. This bodes well for the run in to the end. Unfortunately our next game versus Blaby and Whetstone was postponed, as they seem to be in a certain amount of difficulty. It is a shame really as we would have loved to have taken this performance into that match.