Sussex County Football League
Published 29th April 2012
The title race went down to the last game season, fittingly top versus second, with Bridges knowing just a draw against Rye United would be enough to seal the championship. Three Bridges have done the `double`, winning the Sussex County League and John O'Hara League Cup
It was a typically tight game between the pair, who are two of the best footballing side in the league, but Bridges' triumphed 1-0, thanks to a deflected Williams Peauroux effort on 54 minutes.
Rye, needing to win the game to win the league themselves, pushed forward but their frustration boiled over and Wes Tate received a second yellow with 20 minutes remaining.
The league trophy is the second piece of silverware Bridges have won this season after they retained the John O'Hara League Cup earlier in the month, and manager Paul Faili puts the team's success down to team spirit.
"I think we deserved it this year," Faili said after the match. "We said we would win the league in five years and we've done it in five years. Team spirit wins games and that is what we didon Saturday. We worked hard and the boys were a different class. One point in it but we still went out to win it. Trying to draw is difficult, we are useless at drawing, so we went out to win it and we did.
"I'm absolutely chuffed to pieces."