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Brock fired up for FA Cup test
BROCKENHURST head into tomorrow’s FA Vase tie at home to Warminster Town buoyed by a pleasing midweek win.
Pat McManus’s side punished ten-man Fareham 4-2 at Grigg Lane on Wednesday in the Sydenhams Premier Division.
Former Eastleigh youngster Lerone ‘Rudy’ Plummer had a hand in all four goals as Brock took full advantage of Fareham’s Rob Pittman being shown a straight red for a high challenge on Scott Joyce – a decision branded “ridiculous” by Town boss Matt Parr.
It was 2-2 at the time with Joyce and Warren Kenna having scored for the Badgers and Graham Lindsey and John Wilson on target for the visitors.
Brock won it with two goals in the last five minutes – the livewire Plummer first fouled for a Kenna penalty and then squaring for Joyce to bury number four.
“We also hit the bar twice and hit the post and it was particularly pleasing considering the players we had out,” said McManus. “Dave Marden (corneal abrasion), Ross Lloyd (knee) and Ben Penfold (heel) were all injured. That left us with only one centre-half, Carlo Tate, so Harry Jeffries deputised.
Marden should be back tomorrow to face Western Division One outfit Warminster, but Penfold and Brad Magookin (ankle) are still sidelined and McManus may well give Lloyd a few more days to recover for Tuesday’s league trip to Moneyfields. In Wednesday’s other Sydenhams Premier game at Hamworthy, Folland Sports fell behind to a 65th-minute Steele Saunders goal but salvaged a draw courtesy of young Joe Dudley.
Danny Bowers’ Planemakers are also at home in the FA Vase tomorrow to Melksham of the Western Premier Division.
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