June 19 2013 Latest news:
Michael Edwards, Sports Reporter
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
THE second round proper of the FA Vase awaits Takeley following an extra time win against Great Wakering.
A second half equaliser from Anton Collins for 10-man Takeley took the game to extra time before Jim Amott booked a tie against Hertford Town in the next round with a cool finish.
While the league remains the top priority, Steve Castle knows a cup run could be financially beneficial to the club.
“Clubs similar in size to Takeley are desperate for a good cup run because of the money it brings in, so it comes into the equation when picking the side and there is no reason why, with the squad we have, we can’t put a run together.
“However, the league is the main attraction – the FA Vase is a nice little side attraction.”
Takeley were looking for revenge against a Great Wakering side that beat them 3-0 just two weeks ago and it was Greig Taylor delivered the first blow.
It took a dubious penalty decision to level the game but there was nothing uncertain about Wakering’s second, a masterful free kick that hit the back of the net.
Things went from bad to worse for Takeley as Reece Dobson was giving his marching orders but Wakering failed to make their numerical advantage count as Collins fired home the equaliser to take the game to extra time.
Takeley continued to pressure the visitors and their defence finally buckled, allowing Amott to wrap up the tie.
Castle added: “It was a very, very good performance. They are a tough team from the Ryman North so it was nice to get one over them.
“The lads kept at it and showed the belief to win, even after Reece was sent off. Even with a player less we were arguably the better team and deserved the win.”