Melton make dramatic comeback

SIL SOCCER: Melton 4 Bramford 3. The outcome looked settled with Bramford 3-1 up, until an inspired triple substitution turned this match around with 20 minutes remaining.

Melton 4 Bramford 3

THE outcome looked settled with Bramford 3-1 up, until an inspired triple substitution turned this match around with 20 minutes remaining.

Despite Melton taking an early lead with Randall heading over the keeper, Bramford took a goal advantage into the break with Clennel and Ditcham capitalising on some poor defending. Despite Melton's attacks early in the second half, which proved fruitless, Potter for Bramford punished Melton to put the game seemingly beyond on Melton's hope.

It was a comeback not seen since the resurrection of Gascoigne's career that manager Spink decided to introduce three new players that brought about Bramford's downfall.

A bitter blow for the visitors was the loss of Snell to add to their misery, as Welham reduced the deficit following a Fyatt header and replacement Wheatley put the sides all level.

The final minutes were enthralling with Bramford still hoping to redeem themselves having let a two-goal advantage go to waste, but any early mistakes by the home side's defence and keeper were corrected.

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Maybe it was justifiable that Dunnett for Melton should get the winner having been responsible for one of their opponent's goal, but you cannot help feeling that some Bramford players let their team and management down.