Report: Bradley Barber bags a brace as Felixstowe & Walton United beat Mildenhall Town
- Credit: Archant
Thurlow Nunn Premier Mildenhall Town 0 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 4 If you wanted entertainment this was the game to watch as both sides were in attacking mode from the start, both striking the woodwork in the opening eight minutes.
Ben Cranfield rattled the home side’s post in the fifth minute from Jordy Matthews’ cross and Steve Holder saw his effort from Logan’s cross rebound off the bar.
Both sides had good spells in the game, but the hosts lacked the quality of the visitors in the respective 18 yard boxes and were behind on 16 minutes when Cranfield met Bradley Barber’s free-kick to head past Josh Pope in a crowded area.
Mildenhall came close to an equaliser but Holder was penalised for a foul on Stannard from Paterson’s free-kick, and Pope needed a strong hand to turn debutant Danny Thrower’s fierce 25-yard volley over the bar in the 28th minute.
Mildenhall were dominant at the start of the second half but were rocked by two goals in as many minutes, Thrower ran through unchallenged before firing low and hard, with the ball going in off the unfortunate David Cooper.
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Thrower then combined with Tom Dew and Cranfield to grab the third.
Stannard produced an excellent save to deny Liam Wales on the hour, but the points were sealed in the 65th minute when the outstanding player on the pitch, Bradley Barber, linked up with Thrower before drilling an angled drive past Pope.
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