Team BC Elite Men’s Football opened up an eight point lead at the top of the Category 2 South-West ECFA League with a 3 – 1 win vs Truro on Wednesday.
Bridgwater went in front after only two minutes when Charlie Bridges cross floated in the wind and over the Truro goalkeeper in to the far corner of the net.
The scores were level 10 minutes in when the energetic Truro number 9 robbed Bridgwater’s defence and coolly finished past home goalkeeper Josh Hayward.
Bridgwater went close to regaining their lead twice in the space of five minutes after excellent work by Owen Sellick fed striker Harry Fitchew who wasn’t able to bundle home from close range and minutes later, Fitchew’s header was then excellently saved by the away side’s keeper.
Bridgwater did go in front after half an hour when Kye Whelan’s in-swinging corner evaded everyone and landed in at the back post.
The second half began at a fierce pace with Truro’s high intensity pressing style keeping Bridgwater on their toes, but with the home side dominating possession and territory. The points were sealed with 20 minutes left when Ross Panes connected with Kye Whelan’s deep cross and his volley proved too much for the away keeper.
Final Score: Team BC 3 – 1 Truro College
Head Coach, Luke Buckingham said.
“We were far from our best today, but we still created the better chances and found a way to win the game. It’s been a busy period for a number of our players in the last couple of weeks with county representative games and senior men’s football commitments, and it showed today. It was an important win for us and keeps us in pole position for the league title.”