Revenge for Brandon
Beccles Town 0, Brandon Town 2BRANDON fully avenged their disastrous exit from the Mummery Cup three weeks ago (when they lost 7-2 at home to Beccles) by beating them on their own patch.
Beccles Town 0, Brandon Town 2
BRANDON fully avenged their disastrous exit from the Mummery Cup three weeks ago (when they lost 7-2 at home to Beccles) by beating them on their own patch.
New signing Wayne Procter up front together with John Waites caused endless problems for the home defence.
Keeper Ben Hovell easily dealt with the occasional Beccles attacks. At the back Simo and Nathan Birch, another new signing, were in outstanding form.
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Making his debut, Nathan looked an accomplished player. Peter Precopio and captain Richard Williams were also very solid. Brandon took a fully-deserved lead when Waites got clear of the defence and easily beat keeper Cable after good build-up play involving Shaun Leach and Neil Edwards. They were both excellent but the whole Brandon side had a stronger urgency about them.
Strong running from Wayne Procter was putting the home defence under constant pressure.
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Another excellent finish from Waites, after good work by Precopio and Edwards, doubled the lead. Edwards excelled himself in midfield, winning every header to get good knock-ons for the busy front two Waites and Procter.
Beccles only really huffed and puffed and never really threatened Ben Hovell's goal where he dealt with all crosses excellently on the day.
Simo and Nathan kept the league's leading scorer Alan Remblance very quiet and Brandon went on to grind out a tremendous away win.
The whole side put in their best performance of the season and all the players involved came off the pitch full of pride. Many thanks to subs Liam and Shaun for their patience but with this performance it was difficult to alter the team until late in the game.
Brandon Reserves drew 2-2 with visitors Buxton to gain a good point. Manager Smith was pleased with the result and how the team are playing consistently well at the moment week after week. The goals came from Craig Winstone and Paul Layton.