Sittingbourne 1-0 Three Bridges
Sittingbourne 1-0 Three Bridges

Sittingbourne made three changes from the XI that started against East Grinstead last Saturday and one of them, Dartford loanee Ikechi Eze, was to prove the match winner.

Picture by Ken Medwyn

Sittingbourne keeper Jordan Perrin was the busiest of the two keepers in the first half turning a shot from Tom Tolfrey round the post on nine minutes and punching a free kick effort away on 36 minutes.

Enoch Adjei had Sittingbourne’s first serious effort when on 24 minutes he fired in a shot, the ball speeding narrowly past the far post.

Sittingbourne left their best spell in this first half to the last ten minutes, first Ikechi Eze’s free kick was headed out by a Three Bridges defender, but only as far as an unmarked Brodie who fired his shot way over the bar. 

Sittingbourne were not to be denied and took the lead right on half time when Chris Barnard beat a couple of players to set up Ikechi Eze who fired past Bridges keeper Kieron Thorp.

Sittingbourne stepped up a gear in the second half and with Tom Fagg joining the fray they looked a lot more dangerous. 

However, Three Bridges were still a real threat and finished strongly they hit the woodwork twice in the second half.

In the 90th minute Three Bridges had the ball in the back of the net but it was given offside.

This was not a vintage performance but Brickies will be pleased they still managed to get three points. The victory puts Sittingbourne in 10th place in the league, just three points off of a play-off place.

With all the bottom three teams losing, as happened last week, Three Bridges remain third from bottom.

Sittingbourne: Jordan Perrin, Jack Smith, Jason Fregene, Chris Webber ©, Lex Allan, Cory Walters-Wright (Yellow), Enoch Adjei, Ikechi Eze (Sam Satce 84 mins), Johan Caney-Bryan, Cameron Brodie (Tom Fagg 46 mins), Chris Barnard (Kane Phillip 46 mins).

Subs not used: Josh Oliver, James Witt.

Three Bridges: Kieron Thorp, Troy Willaims ©, Vincent Muwanga (Cameron Lawson 67 mins), Curtis Gaylor, Brannon O’Neil, Tom Tolfrey, Andrew Sesay, Giani Ashley, Billy Irving (Jonathan Lansdale 87 mins), Antone Douglas (Yellow), Charlie Towning (Lee Hall (Yellow) 72 mins).

Subs not used: James Young, Dean Gunner.

Referee: Simon Finnegan

Attendance: 159