LOCAL FOOTBALL: A Bridge too far for United

SUTTON BRIDGE 6 PINCHBECK UNITED RES 2: YET again Pinchbeck proved to be their own worst enemy as they were hit for six at The Bridge.

Neither side was able to effectively get the ball down and put some passes together on the boggy pitch, but Bridge bagged the opener when Luke Still was first to react to a loose defensive header and was able to nod over the stand-in Pinchbeck keeper.

Pinchbeck improved and Dan Thornalley provided Ash Wilson with an easy finish to level. Bridge immediately responded though, as Still poked home their second.

However, Wilson drew Pinchbeck level with a penalty right on half time, giving his side a timely boost.

But after the break Pinchbeck collapsed. Barry Osborne headed Bridge in front with a header from a corner and Still then completed his hat-trick when he latched onto a goal kick.

Jake Lally chipped the fifth when another through ball wasn’t dealt with defensively, allowing Joseph Sutton to complete the scoring.

It’s games like this that highlight the reason why pre-season favourites Pinchbeck find themselves in mid-table in Division Two.

Sutton Bridge, on the other hand, could go only two points off the top if they win their games in hand following this superb win.