Brantham Athletic manager Paul Abrahams on FA Vase victory

Brantham boss, Paul Abrahams, the former Colchester United and Brentford winger, praised his side for the “courage” and “spirit” they showed in snatching victory from the jaws of defeat at Haringey Borough on Saturday.

Abrahams enthused: “I’m proud of the lads, for their fighting spirit.

“We’ve been chasing games in every game, and we have been leaving it pretty late to start getting anywhere near what I know we are capable of doing, but I’m not going to pick the bones out of that today.

“It was all about how we galvanised, and stuck together until the end.

“The penalty save helped us. It would have been a travesty if we had gone 3-0 down, because I thought we controlled large portions of the game.

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“Even so, they could have been out of sight.

“They were two good finishes from Ben (Deacon). He was top scorer last season, and he has just come back to the club in the last two weeks. Ben has the instinct to be in the right place.

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“It was certainly not a game for the faint-hearted.”

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