Mildenhall in valiant Vase win
PUBLISHED: 09:18 23 November 2006 | UPDATED: 13:36 04 May 2010
Broxbourne 1 Mildenhall Town 3 MILDENHALL S sensational season continued with an FA Vase win that is worth £1,000 to the club. Centre-half Graham Rush had Mildenhall s first opportunity after 15 minutes, but he headed over the bar after Gareth Simpson whi
Broxbourne 1 Mildenhall Town 3
MILDENHALL'S sensational season continued with an FA Vase win that is worth £1,000 to the club.
Centre-half Graham Rush had Mildenhall's first opportunity after 15 minutes, but he headed over the bar after Gareth Simpson whipped in a corner.
Broxbourne were then gifted the lead when Rush misjudged a back-pass to Ben Nower and this allowed Kearney in to score into an empty net.
Neal Docking smashed in the equaliser just before half-time when he pounced on a rebound after Dan Heron's header forced the goalkeeper to parry.
Mildenhall were superb in the second half, playing some magnificent football and Simpson gave them the lead with a low drive that went in off the post, after he was played in by an excellent Niall Inman pass.
Heron, who was having a superb game along with Docking in attack, made it 3-1 just after the hour mark when, after Andy Eady provided a deep cross, he chipped the ball in from an acute angle.
Broxbourne, who rarely got anywhere near Nower's goal for the whole of the second half, had their misery compounded in the final minute when they had a player sent off for a head-butt on Craig Hammond.
Mildenhall boss Trevor Munns said: "I made the trip to Broxbourne to watch their last game and I learned a lot from that. We outplayed them, particularly in the second half, and thoroughly deserved the win. The FA Vase is a very important competition for us, we made the last 16 last year, and I'm aiming for at least that again this year."
# For the first time in seven consecutive FA Vase matches, including last season, Mildenhall have a home draw in the third round. This will be against Northampton Spencer on December 9.
Mildenhall's next match is away to Woodbridge Town in the league on Saturday and on Tuesday night they are at home against Diss.