Braintree Town lose in FA Cup to Tranmere Rovers

22:23 13 November 2012

FA Cup First Round
Braintree v Tranmere Rovers

FA Cup First Round Braintree v Tranmere Rovers


BRAINTREE TOWN’S FA Cup dreams are over for another year following a 3-0 home defeat to Tranmere Rovers in the first round, at Cressing Road.

A first half strike from Joe Thompson and second half goals from Cole Stocker and substitute Max Power saw Rovers book a home tie with Chesterfield in the next round.

Iron put up a spirited fight and Luke Daley spurned two good first-half opportunities to cancel out Thompson’s close-range opener, before Stockton shrugged off Adam Bailey-Dennis to fire home a spectacular second, early in the second period.

Town were mainly restricted to half chances in the second half though Bailey-Dennis had a header that was cleared off the six-yard line.

Power wrapped up the game in injury-time as the side from the Wirral hit Braintree on the break.

After the game, Alan Devonshire said: “We needed 11 players on form tonight and we probably had six or seven,

“The others did not let us down but they were below standard.

“Luke had a good chance to equalise and I thought he should have scored. We needed to take our chances, especially at 0-0 so we would have had something to hold on to.”

See Wednesday’s East Anglian Daily Times for a full match report.


Most read

Championship League table

League One table

Local business directory

Our trusted business finder

Property search

e.g. Oxford or NW3
Powered by Zoopla

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24