Derby day delight as AFC Bridgnorth fight back from behind 3 times to win in 86th minute
Karl Griffiths (2), Tom Grainger (2), Tom Whitney and Cam Milne scored the goals for the Meadowmen as they showed character and resilience to get themselves their first three points of the season.
24 October 2020 @chaguejones
AFC Bridgnorth went in to the game trying to avoid their fifth league defeat in a row and under new management as Pete Whitehouse and Andy Hartlebury took charge on an interim basis following the resignation of Graham Ward in midweek.
The first half started with the hosts being the more dominant. Bewdley managed to open the scoring on just 5 minutes and then doubled their lead with a calm finish on the 11th minute- giving Bridgnorth work to do.
There’s one thing this Bridgnorth side doesn’t lack and that’s character. They managed to come from behind and level the scoring through Tom Grainger and Karl Griffiths by the 30th minute.
The second half started with both sides coming out of the blocks and aiming to cause an early upset to get that all important two goal lead. It was Bewdley who got the first goal of the second period and again giving Bridgnorth a lot to do.
However, just two minutes later, the Meadowmen made sure their relentless digging in, was counted for, as they levelled again through defender Tom Whitney.
The Meadowmen took the lead for the first time on the 75th minute through Tom Grainger, who struck his second of the game from a brilliant header. It was the striker’s third goal in two games.
You can guess what happened just two minutes later, Bewdley equalised and took the score to the double figure mark for the first time in the game.
The press and dominant forward play from the away side finally came with full profit, they took the lead through midfielder Cam Milne, who thankfully ended the goals on the day and saw Bridgnorth return home delighted with their first three points of the season.
A whirlwind of emotions that the Meadowmen have the last laugh in. The win grants Bridgnorth a massive boost in morale and team spirit after experiencing a very harsh start to the season. A game to remember for the Meadowmen who left Bewdley overwhelmed with the feeling of three points.