Brad Quinton made a long-waited return to the Braintree Town team for their Essex Senior Cup tie at Hullbridge Sports last night.

The Iron were beaten 1-0 by the Essex Senior League outfit, in the fourth-round tie.

Club captain Quinton, who has been missing since September for personal reasons, played the majority of the tie at Lower Road.

Iron were beaten by a second-half penalty, to go out of the competition.

Braintree fielded a team which consisted mainly of first-team players and youngsters.