Iron's valiant effort falls just short

Braintree Town’s valiant effort to place themselves in the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in their history came up just short as they lost 3-0 to Tranmere Rovers.


There was to be no fairytale ending for the Iron’s Cup dreams as the League One leaders’ class showed in the end.


A first-half strike by Joe Thompson and one after the break by Cole Stockton were enough to break the hearts of the majority of the 1,503 crowd.


However, Braintree’s players did themselves, their club and their fans proud and Max Power’s 90th minute goal put a more flattering look to the scoreline for the visitors than the hosts deserved.

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11:14pm Tue 13 Nov 12

bridportresident says...

This is by no means a criticism of braintree town fc but a criticism of the use of language by what I assume is a 'journalist'. The use of 'just short' would suggest a last minute goal led to the loss of the game not a 3-0 defeat.
This is by no means a criticism of braintree town fc but a criticism of the use of language by what I assume is a 'journalist'. The use of 'just short' would suggest a last minute goal led to the loss of the game not a 3-0 defeat. bridportresident

2:33am Thu 15 Nov 12

Phil Arthur says...

You wouldn't be saying that if you actually watched the match. Football can be very cruel at times. You get no points for attacks, corners, or near misses like you do in many other sporting codes. Tranmere had less of the game but scored 3 good goals and while that's all that counts in football, it also belies the true story of how a game may have gone.
You wouldn't be saying that if you actually watched the match. Football can be very cruel at times. You get no points for attacks, corners, or near misses like you do in many other sporting codes. Tranmere had less of the game but scored 3 good goals and while that's all that counts in football, it also belies the true story of how a game may have gone. Phil Arthur

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