Brantham colts two games from Anfield

Brantham Athletic Colts 4 Scafftech UK Bristol 0BRANTHAM Athletic Colts are just two games away from following in the footsteps of Havant and Waterlooville and playing at Anfield.

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Brantham Athletic Colts 4 Scafftech UK Bristol 0

BRANTHAM Athletic Colts are just two games away from following in the footsteps of Havant and Waterlooville and playing at Anfield.

A crowd of more than 200 saw Brantham reach the quarter-finals of the FA Carlsberg Sunday Cup and a tie away to Magnet of Lincolnshire.


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The match had been called off in the Bristol area twice and as per FA Rules the match was then switched to Brantham.

Both sides tested each other out early on but it was the Brantham team who looked that little bit sharper in attack and quicker into the tackle.

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Brantham had the best chance of the first half when, after a good three-man move, the ball ended up with Jon Jorgenson whose header beat the keeper but hit the bar. Both sides came off at the interval looking to break the deadlock.

The second half started with Scafftech putting together some good moves, but they tended to fizzle out when they reached Brantham's goal area. The first goal of the game went to the home team. Sam Newson was put through, beat his man in the box, and was then brought down. The referee had no hesitation in pointing to the spot. Up stepped James Long to fire powerfully home.

Four minutes later it was 2-0 when Sam Newson broke through again and slotted home from what looked an almost impossible angle into the far corner of the goal. Sam Newson then added a third for Brantham.

The fourth goal came when Patrick 'Patch' Brothers beat two men and passed the ball across the area for Ben Newson to hammer home.

Prior to the game Suffolk County FA officials Martin Head and Gordon Blake presented the team with the FA Trophy for being 'Team of the round' in the previous round.

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