Brockenhurst pull off huge cup shock

Daily Echo: DECLAN EDWARDS (right) DECLAN EDWARDS (right)

BUOYANT Brockenhurst are through to the Sydenhams League Cup final for a second year running.

The Division One Badgers have made a habit of taking top-flight scalps this season, knocking out GE Hamble, Totton & Eling and AFC Portchester along the way.

But John Pyatt’s men truly excelled themselves last night by cutting a pedigree Blackfield & Langley side down to size with a 1-0 semi-final triumph at Fawley.

The winner came midway through the first half when Declan Edwards, a recent signing from Team Solent, was picked out by Warren Kenna.

He cut in from the left and crashed home a shot off the underside of the crossbar.

“We had a game plan and we stuck to it. It was great discipline from the boys” smiled a delighted Pyatt.

“Blackfield are a good side and they hit the post before we scored, but we let them play in their own half and then soaked up the pressure once they crossed the halfway line.

“We’d had a one-on-one early on but it was well saved from Mike Spinney and then Rourkesy (Brock keeper Scott O’Rourke) made a great save from a free-kick.”

Having lost to Christchurch in last year’s final, Brock now have a chance to go one better on Good Friday at Priory’s Hurn Bridge HQ.

They will face Premier leaders Alresford Town, who beat East Cowes Vics in the other semi last month.

“It would be great to win the cup, but this season’s all about promotion,” stressed Pyatt. “We’ve got Tadley away on Saturday and that’s the most important.”

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5:44pm Wed 20 Feb 13

sydneyfarm says...

Well done Brockenhurst, I was at the game, Blackfield had alot of the ball but good goal chances were pretty even. Very good defensive display from the team.
Well done Brockenhurst, I was at the game, Blackfield had alot of the ball but good goal chances were pretty even. Very good defensive display from the team. sydneyfarm

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