Tony Rickson previews Three Bridges v Sittingbourne

Written by Tony Rickson on 18th October 2016

Sittingbourne travel to Sussex on Tuesday evening to play a Three Bridges side who are in the middle of a terrible patch.

They’ve lost their last 10 league and cup games and are stuck in second bottom place in Ryman League Division One South.

They started the season well enough, drawing three league matches in August and beating Molesey at the start of last month.

But it’s been all downhill since and they’ve let in four goals in each of their last three games, including a 4-1 home defeat on Saturday when high-flying Hythe Town were the visitors.

Two of their goals came at the end of that match, though, and to be fair to Three Bridges they’ve played a lot of the leading teams in the league during their poor run.

Sittingbourne go to Sussex buoyed by a good 1-1 draw at Molesey on Saturday, Jordan Gallacher firing in their second half equaliser from close range.

Without the unavailable Jono Richardson and suspended Jack Steventon, and with top scorer Miles Cornwell having moved to Folkestone, it was a good, spirited performance by a rejigged Sittingbourne side.

They had a goal disallowed for offside, had a strong penalty appeal turned down, and the home goalkeeper made excellent flying saves to keep out on-target efforts from Gallacher and Josh Wisson.

Cheered on by easily the noisier set of supporters, Sittingbourne were by far the likelier side to end with all three points and generally their away form has been excellent all season.

Sittingbourne and Three Bridges have already met this season, back in August, when the game ended 4-4.

Sittingbourne were leading by two goals going into the final minutes but Three Bridges showed plenty of spirit to rescue a point with two late strikes.

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