Cup exit for Brandon
Brandon 2, Beccles 7BRANDON Town were summarily dispatched from the Mummery Cup by a Beccles Town side more than willing to take advantage of a very poor display by their hosts.
Brandon 2, Beccles 7
BRANDON Town were summarily dispatched from the Mummery Cup by a Beccles Town side more than willing to take advantage of a very poor display by their hosts.
Beccles took the lead on four minutes when indecision in the defence offered a simple chance.
Sadly, this was an oft-repeated scenario in the first 45 minutes. Beccles seemed capable of scoring at will, and it was hard to recall Brandon winning a defensive header in their area.
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Two more goals came in the first 20 minutes. Beccles added their fourth shortly after the half hour before Roy Bland got his first goal in the senior side since serious injury. Beccles soon restored their four-goal advantage and it was with some relief that the half-time whistle was heard.
The second half actually saw Brandon improve their play and they scored again as Jason Craigen beat the keeper from outside the box.
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Beccles added two more in the second half although the crowd had rather lost interest in the proceedings by that stage.
Meanwhile, Brandon Reserves performed with great credit against Mattishall Reserves from a league higher.
They took the game into extra time, despite losing their keeper after 10 minutes.
Eventually, their hosts ran out 5-3 winners, the scorers were Paul Layton, Adam Poile and Josh Vaccaro.