Bradmore continue run in County Cup

PUBLISHED: 11:07 18 December 2008 | UPDATED: 21:52 26 October 2009

BRADMORE Rovers are into the last 16 of the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup. The Welwyn Hatfield Sunday League side progressed after defeating St Albans Division One leaders Maylands AFC 2-0 at the weekend. Bradmore started the game strongly even though the

BRADMORE Rovers are into the last 16 of the Herts Sunday Intermediate Cup.

The Welwyn Hatfield Sunday League side progressed after defeating St Albans Division One leaders Maylands AFC 2-0 at the weekend.

Bradmore started the game strongly even though they had key players missing.

For much of the first half it was end-to-end football with both teams creating chances and the keepers being called into action many times.

Mark Warner made a brilliant save down low to his right to stop Maylands from taking the lead.

The first half ended 0-0 and Bradmore had work to do as they to play uphill after the break.

The game carried on how it ended in the first half with both teams pushing for the win.

Finally Bradmore made the breakthrough in the 55th minute.

A Paul Ricketts header from a Ryan Smith corner was palmed out by the keeper only for Rudi Stevens to take a touch and slot the ball into the back of the net.

Maylands then stepped up their game and went searching for an equaliser.

They came close with a free-kick which Warner once again pulled out a special save to keep out of the net.

Bradmore took a two goal advantage when Ryan Smith's corner went straight in the top corner to the delight of his team-mates.

Hussey and Caswell were brought on in midfield to tighten the game up.

This worked well as Maylands put constant pressure on.

Bradmore stayed strong with great performances from the back four of Freestone, More, Impey and Nicholls.

Arash also had a solid game in the centre of midfield.

Player/manager Steve May said: "I'm proud of the boys, it was a good performance, we worked hard and showed great belief even with key players missing."

Bradmore now face Skew Bridge FC in the last 16.


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