Fishermen net second round berth with extra-time brace
PUBLISHED: 11:25 07 September 2011
Beer Albion made safe passage into the second round of the East Devon Senior Cup with a 3-1 victory over Culm United.
The Fishermen were made to work hard for their success by the unbeaten Division One side who forced extra time with a 90th minute leveller.
However, two goals in the second period of extra-time saw Beer through to the next stage of the competition.
Chris Long, Luke Bartlett and Justin Adkin were the Beer scorers and boss Phil Crabb said: “We deserved it, but full credit to them (Culm United) for making a right game of it. They showed just why they have made such a good start to their Division One season and we had to work hard to get our just rewards. I felt that we were our own worst enemies at times for it was only a combination of some solid defending, superb goalkeeping and out own poor finishing that left the game finely balanced at 1—0 to us going into those closing stages when they bagged their leveller. But we put it right in extra-time.”
Crabb had special praise for two of his side. He said: “Chris Long put in a great shift on the right of our midfield and I though that Steve Jones looked very assured in goal for us.”
This weekend Beer return to League action with a home game against Hatherleigh and Crabb says: “In recent years we have become very proud of the tag, ‘Fortress Furzebrake’ and we’d like more of the same this time round so I am looking for us to produce more of what we did against Culm this weekend.”
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