We travelled to our old local rivals Brislington for the first visit since our relegation from the Premier Division for this Preliminary Round of the Les Phillips Cup. We’ve made three signings since our last match at Portishead, Will Brant, Jordan Williams and Kyle Tooze, hopeful that they will strengthen the side.
Our line up in front of keeper Chris Manns was Will Brant, Kai Long, captain Adam Crooks, Jordan Williams, Kyle Tooze, Nathan Rendell, Adam Madhi, Kieran Ireland, Dzhosh Islyan and Frank Gingell.
On the bench were George Snowden, Daniel Reading, Frankie Carr, Oakley Rawlings and Kyle Box.
From the first whistle it was apparent that the two teams were evenly matched with some good end to end football played but without either side being able a create a clear scoring opportunity
Half Time Brislington 0 Bishop Sutton 0
The second half continued in a similar manner, leading some in the crowd to check the procedure should the score be level at full time. We made a sub in the 67th minute, Islyam being replaced by Snowden.
The deadlock was broken in the 80th minute, the ball coming back out of our defence, rolling invitingly approx. 20 metres out and met by a blistering shot from a Brislington forward whose Exocet shot gave Manns no chance.
Full Time Brislington 1 Bishop Sutton 0
We played well against a team well up in the Premier Division, only losing to an unstoppable rocketlike shot. Our Man of the Match, Kai Long for a faultless display in the centre of our defence.