Bridgwater College crash out of national cup

Bridgwater College crash out of national cup

Bridgwater College crash out of national cup

First published in Sport

England College Football Association National Cup Round 3

Exeter College 4, Bridgwater College Elite Men’s Football 3

BRIDGWATER College Elite Men’s Football crashed out of ECFA cup at the third round stage following defeat to Exeter College.

Bridgwater took a deserved lead 15 minutes into the game through Lee Villis but Exeter responded immediately and levelled the scores through a neat passing moving.

After only a minute of the second half, Bridgwater fell behind after some lacklustre defending allowed Exeter to score from a cross that was cut back from the by-line. Villis doubled his tally and levelled the scores almost immediately after another neat close range finish.

Sixty-five minutes in, Exeter took the lead once again after an incisive pass from the centre of midfield but Sam Anthony drew Bridgwater level with a fine volley.

Exeter grabbed the winner with ten minutes left on the clock from an incisive breakaway – but Bridgwater thought they had forced an equaliser in the dying minutes, but Dan Barber’s goal was ruled out for a foul on the goalkeeper.

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