A Historic Victory
The Emirates FA Cup fourth round qualifying weekend witnessed a spectacular victory by Bracknell Town over Vanarama National League’s Dagenham & Redbridge. Kameron English’s stoppage-time winner created an unforgettable moment, propelling the Pitching In Southern League Premier South club into the first round proper for the second consecutive season.
Kameron English: The Hero of the Hour
Talking to Kameron English, the goalscorer, just 48 hours after his extraordinary feat. He expressed the overwhelming emotions that followed the winning goal.
“Honestly, words can’t even describe it,” he said. “The feeling of scoring a goal is one thing, but to do it in front of the fans in the 94th minute to send us through to the first round proper of the FA Cup for the second year running is something you dream of as a child.”
An Unforgettable Moment
The dramatic victory against Dagenham & Redbridge left everyone in awe, with English recalling the surreal feeling in the aftermath.
“I woke up on Sunday morning and I said to myself; ‘did that really just happen?’ I think for anyone who was at the game probably felt the same way. It was one of those ‘you had to be there’ moments, something that will stay with me forever.”
The Reward and The Challenge Ahead
Bracknell Town’s incredible victory now sets the stage for an exciting away tie against EFL League One’s Cambridge United in the first round of the FA Cup. English emphasized the team’s readiness for this next challenge and the importance of their hard-fought journey.
“The hardest fight gives the biggest reward and this is what the FA Cup is all about.”
Focusing on the League
But before they face Cambridge United. Bracknell Town has their eyes set on upcoming league games, starting with Basingstoke Town. English highlighted the team’s determination to use the confidence gained from the FA Cup victory to bolster their performance in the league.
“For now our focus is on this as we look to get back into winning ways in the League. I think the break away from the battle for points has done us good and the confidence that we’ve gained from Saturday’s win will stand us in good stead.”
Looking Ahead: A Positive Outlook
As they prepare for the upcoming league matches, Bracknell Town remains optimistic about their performance, aiming to climb up the league table and build on the monumental victory in the FA Cup.
“It was a monumental moment and we can definitely look to build from here and start climbing the League table on the back of it.”
Road to the Top
With four wins out of their ten league outings so far. Bracknell Town eyes the top half of the table. Especially with two consecutive home games against Basingstoke Town and AFC Totton.
The FA Cup Journey Continues
The first round proper draw of the Emirates FA Cup presents an exciting path for Bracknell Town, pitting them against Cambridge United. This journey epitomizes the spirit of the FA Cup, where every challenge is a stepping stone towards greater triumphs.
The future holds promise for Bracknell Town. They balance the exhilaration of their FA Cup victory with their commitment to performing well in the league. Stay tuned for more exciting updates on their journey to success.