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Brightlingsea Regent
Bognor Regis Town
H Hodd (25'), J Barnett (50'), B Hunt (90')
Full time
Tue 8 Jan 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Attendance 216

On-song Regent record an eye-catching victory against the Rocks

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BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent’s exceptional Bostik League form continued with an eye-catching 3-0 victory at home to Bognor Regis Town tonight.

The R’s stretched their impressive run to just one defeat in eight premier division fixtures and they were worthy winners against the Rocks.

Harvey Hodd, Jordan Barnett and Billy Hunt scored their goals and there were also debuts for new signings Billy Jones and Reuben Mudd.

Regent have climbed to 13th in the table and, intriguingly, they are only six points adrift of the play-offs and fifth-placed Lewes.

After an even start, Tom Rothery’s Regent nosed in front after 25 minutes.

Ricky Griggs’ deep corner was headed away to the edge of the box and Hodd took a touch before drilling beyond keeper Daniel Lincoln.

His effort was aided by a deflection but it was a powerful effort from the wide man, who was also on target in Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Tonbridge Angels.

Bognor soon had a golden chance when a ball from the left reached Harvey Whyte.

However, with the goal at his mercy, he skewed his shot across goal and wide of the far post.

Hunt lashed an audacious long-range effort just over the bar while, at the other end, the Rocks felt they should have had a penalty for an alleged foul on Whyte.

Regent nearly added a second just before half-time when Aaron Condon’s clever pass fed Hunt.

The striker had time and space but his low effort was blocked by Lincoln.

Brightlingsea made an excellent start to the second half and deservedly doubled their lead in the 50th minute.

First, Hunt raced through and should have scored – only to be denied by a spectacular block from Lincoln.

Then the striker burst clear down the left and unselfishly passed across goal for Barnett, who coolly stroked home from close range for 2-0.

The R’s had a couple of scares, including a thunderbolt shot from Theo Widdrington that whistled just over James Bradbrook’s bar.

At the other end, Hunt went close to adding a third but drilled into the side-netting.

However, the striker did slot home in the closing seconds with a low, precision effort into the bottom right-hand corner.

Former Harlow Town striker Jones had come on as a late substitute for Barnett.

Reuben Mudd, who also joined on Monday on a work experience loan arrangement from Colchester United, was also introduced in the closing stages, for Condon.

In the end, Brightlingsea held firm for an excellent victory and clean sheet against opponents sitting just outside the play-off places.

The game kicked-off at 8pm, rather than 7.45pm, as the Bognor players got held up in traffic and did not arrive until 7.30pm.

Report by Matt Plummer (Colchester Gazette) https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/sport/17343704.on-song-regent-record-an-eye-catching-victory-against-the-rocks/

Billy Hunt

Player of the Match

Billy Hunt

Key moments

25:00
Goal Harvey Hodd scores for Brightlingsea Regent
50:00
Goal Jordan Barnett scores for Brightlingsea Regent
90:00
Goal Billy Hunt scores for Brightlingsea Regent

Highlights

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90:00 Goal 3 - 0
Billy Hunt scores for Brightlingsea Regent
90:00 Yellow Card
Theo Widdrington is yellow carded for Bognor Regis Town
84:00 Sub Off
Aaron Condon is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
84:00 Sub On
Reuben Mudd is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
81:00 Sub Off
Doug Tuck is substituted off for Bognor Regis Town
81:00 Sub On
Charlie Osborne is substituted on for Bognor Regis Town
76:00 Yellow Card
Matthew Cripps is yellow carded for Brightlingsea Regent
70:00 Sub On
Corey Heath is substituted on for Bognor Regis Town
70:00 Sub Off
Joshua McCormack is substituted off for Bognor Regis Town
64:00 Sub Off
Kaleem Haitham is substituted off for Bognor Regis Town
64:00 Sub On
Tommy Scutt is substituted on for Bognor Regis Town
62:00 Sub On
Billy Jones is substituted on for Brightlingsea Regent
62:00 Sub Off
Jordan Barnett is substituted off for Brightlingsea Regent
50:00 Goal 2 - 0
Jordan Barnett scores for Brightlingsea Regent
End of period 1
25:00 Yellow Card
Jimmy Muitt is yellow carded for Bognor Regis Town
25:00 Goal 1 - 0
Harvey Hodd scores for Brightlingsea Regent
End of period
Clean Sheet Bonus
James Bradbrook keeps a clean sheet for Brightlingsea Regent
Player of the Match
Billy Hunt is awarded player of the match for Brightlingsea Regent
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Brightlingsea Regent
  • Bognor Regis Town
  • 0
  • Harvey Hodd Goal 25:00'
  • Jimmy Muitt Yellow Card 25:00'
  • Jordan Barnett Goal 50:00'
  • Jordan Barnett Sub Off 62:00'
  • Billy Jones Sub On 62:00'
  • Kaleem Haitham Sub Off 64:00'
  • Tommy Scutt Sub On 64:00'
  • Joshua McCormack Sub Off 70:00'
  • Corey Heath Sub On 70:00'
  • Matthew Cripps Yellow Card 76:00'
  • Doug Tuck Sub Off 81:00'
  • Charlie Osborne Sub On 81:00'
  • Aaron Condon Sub Off 84:00'
  • Reuben Mudd Sub On 84:00'
  • Billy Hunt Goal 90:00'
  • Theo Widdrington Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Bognor Regis Town
  • 1. Dan Lincoln
  • 2. Joshua McCormack
  • 3. Joe Tomlinson
  • 4. Doug Tuck
  • 5. Chad Field
  • 6. Ed Sanders
  • 7. Harvey Whyte
  • 8. Theo Widdrington
  • 9. Kaleem Haitham
  • 10. Jimmy Muitt
  • 11. Mason Walsh
  • 12. Tommy Scutt
  • 13. Corey Heath
  • 14. Charlie Osborne

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# Team Pl Pts
11. Lewes 42 60
12. Margate 42 59
13. Brightlingsea Regent 42 59
14. Bognor Regis Town 42 57
15. AFC Hornchurch 42 50
16. Potters Bar Town 42 49
17. Corinthian-Casuals 42 47

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