Bramford go through on penalties

Football: Suffolk Senior Cup. Bramford United 3, Stanton 3, after extra time Bramford won 5-3 on penaltiesWITH the game starting in such terrible conditions, nobody could have foreseen what a superb end to end fixture was to unfold.

Football: Suffolk Senior Cup. Bramford United 3, Stanton 3,

after extra time Bramford won 5-3 on penalties

WITH the game starting in such terrible conditions, nobody could have foreseen what a superb end to end fixture was to unfold.

Both sides missed early chances, the nearest being when Brill hit the post direct from a corner. Lawrence opened the scoring for Bramford when his shot took a deflection past Stanton keeper Stanebie. Marriott's fine run and cross was wasted by the incoming Stanton forwards. Webber was becoming prominent for Stanton and only a fine tackle by Crosby staved the equaliser.

Webber's persistence paid off when he scored Stanton's equaliser from the edge of the box. Parker then tested the Bramford keeper with a snap-shot. Stanton took the lead when Webber beat the off-side trap to comfortably beat keeper Lawrence. Bramford were awarded a penalty which was confidently despatched by Crosbie. M Webber was left totally free as he headed past Lawrence to restore the lead for Stanton. Substitute Hammond scored the equaliser for Bramford in the 88th minute. No further goals were scored in the period of extra time.

Bramford won the penalty shoot out to progress to a second round tie against Old Newton.

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