Peter Bentley Challenge Cup - 2nd Rd.
Three Bridges ( 0 ) 0 CDG ( 0 ) 2
( N. Sullivan 55, Oli Leslie 70 pen.)
ANVILS BURN BRIDGES
As Brucie would say 'good game, good game, especially from an Anvil point of view, this was the classic example of soaking up non stop pressure for the first 45, then hitting the opposition twice on the break, as the Bridges began to buckle onto their knees in being unable to 'pick' the Anvil lock to find a way thro, this was classic 'smash & grab' as the pumped up Anvil defenders refused to yield against this Bridges onslaught.
And as so often happens especially in this case, come the second half 'mine hosts' had reached the stage of mental meltdown, as spirits sagged and minds became numb, even the volatile bench seemed to have lost their appetite, as the realisation came that today was not going to be their day.
There has been mentioned that Bridges could be viewed this season as one of the 'big fish' in this division, but tonight the Anvils showed one way in 'gutting' a fish.
As for the Anvils, 'one swallow and a summer make' comes to mind, but tonight a revamped Anvil rearguard that looked to be more solid with added pace worked nonstop thro out, in a one sided first half, mention must be made of the Anvil twin strike force of pace plus height, that had to fight for scraps in the first half, but each got their just reward in the second.
Looking at Bridges, they certainly have some physically imposing players who could no doubt 'bully' some lesser mortals, but they died a death tonight in meeting their nemesis, plus of course the local bragging rights!