Bridgwater United 4-3 Radstock Town

BRIDGWATER United made hard work of this second round Les Phillips Cup victory last night at Fairfax Park.

Despite taking the lead after just six minutes, by half time the Robins were 3-1 down and it wasn't until late until they retook the lead.

A mixture of injuries and suspensions made for a makeshift side for Bridgwater but one that many felt was good enough to beat lower level side Radstock Town.

Mike Murphy made his first team debut at centre back and fellow youngster Acey Mead made an appearance of the bench, both Bridgwater & Taunton College footballers.

After early domination, Bridgwater opened the scoring when Jake Lewellyn crossed the ball deep to the back post where Ross Edwards sent a looping header over the keeper.

Bridgwater continued to push higher up the pitch but against the run of play Radstock sent the ball high and with their first shot of the game they scored through striker Flynn.

Bridgwater's heads dropped at this point and soon after the visitors were in front; with just their second shot of the match, Flynn picked up his second goal.

Then in the 39th minute it was three for Radstock when from a corner, Skipp jumped unmarked to head home. Bridgwater were in shock. Three shots for Radstock, three goals.

The Robins had to regroup but they were handed a lifeline just before half time, Hopper of Radstock was shown a straight red card for kicking out at Mike Duffy.

After the break Bridgwater looked to make the most of the extra man advantage but Radstock were stubborn and sat deep behind the ball.

That wasn't going to stop prolific striker Jack Taylor though.

In the 57th minute he got a goal back when Radstock failed to clear a corner, and in the 74th minute he got his second and levelled the game with a well placed shot from inside the area.

With the clock winding down and Radstock doing what they could to waste time it seemed this game was headed for penalties.

However in the 91st minute, club legend Taylor found some space in the box and finished neatly again for his hattrick and completed an amazing turnaround for Bridgwater.