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Fey pleased with 'fully deserved' Robins win
12:00pm Monday 9th September 2013 in Sport
Calor Southern League Division 1 S&W
Fleet Town 0, Bridgwater Town 2
BRIDGWATER Town’s impressive start to the season continued on Saturday with a win at Fleet Town.
An Aaron Wilson free kick and a second half Mitchell Page goal sealed all three points for the Robins, and manager Rich Fey was once again pleased with his troops.
He said: “Overall, a great three points and fully deserved. It was nice to keep a clean sheet as well for the first time this season.
“The pitch was shocking but we played well and got another good result.
“It’s a nice lead-in to next week’s big FA Cup game against Merthyr, which is going to be a very hard game.
“They are favourites to win our league and we have a couple suspended so we are going to enjoy the game and give it a good go. All the pressure is on Merthyr.”
The visitors started brightly and could have taken an early lead but Bushin twice failed to control O’Connor’s passes when put in good positions.
Bushin then saw his seventh-minute header bounce back off the post, as the Robins piled on the pressure.
With midfielders Pilling, Loxton and Wilson keen to assist the front men, Bridgwater always looked more likely to open the scoring; only the pace of Fleet’s Miambo caused any trouble to the Bridgwater defence.
The deadlock was broken three minutes into the second half, thanks to a quite brilliant free-kick from Aaron Wilson.
Pilling’s skilful dribble through the heart of the Fleet defence was only halted by the concession of a free-kick, which Wilson unerringly converted into the top corner from all of 28 yards.
Miambo then forced a good save from Wright and, at times, Bridgwater were guilty of over-elaboration as they looked for the second goal.
Mitchell Page’s introduction had the desired effect as he nodded in Wilson’s free-kick with his very first touch to double Bridgwater’s lead on 68 minutes.
Stanley had two good chances to get Fleet back into the game but failed to convert and it wasn’t until the 85th minute that they were awarded their first corner of the game.
l They take on Merthyr in the FA Cup first qualifying round on Saturday at Fairfax Park, before facing Cinderford next Tuesday night (September 17).
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