Heath Suffer Heavy Defeat
Photos by Ray Turner
The Heath made the short trip to fellow Sussex side Three Bridges FC on the back of an impressive win against Beckenham Town. With the home side winless in their last three matches, the away fans can’t be blamed for their optimism before kickoff.
Martin Dynan made just one change to his starting line-up as Tom Gilbert lost his place in the eleven to Darryl Siaw.
The Blues have shown a weakness in conceding early a number of times this season, and this would be no different, Kieron Pamment was the fastest to react to a second ball in the box following a Three Bridges free kick. Conceding just four minutes into the match this became the 4th occasion Heath have conceded before 15 minutes this season in all competitions.
The home side continued to dominate, winning the majority of the 50/50 balls and knocking on the door for a second goal. They would get their second just over the half-hour mark, Noel Leighton unleashing a shot from outside the box, it was out of the reach of Billy Collings as it nestled into the bottom corner.
The half-time whistle couldn’t come soon enough for the Blues, Dynan making a change before the half had ended. New signing Lukas Franzen-Jones coming on for his first appearance for the club – Jake Lindsey the player to make way for him.
Things nearly went from bad to worse for the visitors after Billy Collings stormed out of his goal in a race to the ball, he clattered his man giving away a penalty. An incident in which the keeper received a yellow card. Collings made amends for the error with a superb save from the penalty.
The relief proved short lived though as with 20 minutes remaining in the match, the home side would extend their lead and put the game out of sight, Camron Lawson slotting the ball past Collings. Bridges weren’t done there, as Conner Collutt was able to score, and their lead reached four goals.
The Heath did claw a consolation goal back just a minute later, Alex Laing playing Tom Collins in behind with a lovely ball over-the-top from deep, the striker rolled the ball into the net.
And that’s how the match would stay, another poor result on the road for Dynan’s side. And with results around them, they ended the weekend sitting in a lowly 17th in the league table.