Three not enough for Brandon

Brandon 3, Beccles 7

BRANDON Town gave a full debut to 17-year-old Luke Browne as they tried to get their first points of the year at home to Beccles Town.

Things started well for Town as they took the lead when the keeper kicked the ball into Roy Bland.

However, despite plenty of goals to entertain, the lion’s share fell to the visitors who scored three in an eight-minute spell to assume control.

Another three from the visitors were answered before half-time when Fran Ruiz rose well to head home an excellent Green cross.

The second half was more even although the visitors stretched their lead again, a Bland penalty after a hand-ball infringement completed the scoring.

Sixteen-year-old Charlie Stroud made a favourable impression when he came on as a sub, and the young talent in the squad bodes well for the future.

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Ruiz had his best game in a Brandon shirt as the team is slowly rebuilding throughout the season.

Meanwhile, Brandon Reserves lost 4-2 at Saham Toney with Sam Molyneux and Craig Winstone on the scoresheet.

This week Brandon first team travel to Dersingham Rovers with a 2.30pm kick-off while the Reserves have no game this weekend.