Braintree: Dedicated Iron fans make 400 mile round trip

Essex County Standard: Braintree Town fans at Newport last week (Picture: Alan Stuckey) Braintree Town fans at Newport last week (Picture: Alan Stuckey)

Their dreams of cup glory have been dashed for another year, but a group of devoted travelling fans will keep making themselves heard.

Braintree Town were knocked out of this season’s FA Cup after losing a replay match 1-0 away to Newport County last Tuesday.

The defeat was a disappointing blow to everyone associated with the club, particularly the 13 committed followers who made the 400-mile round trip to south Wales.

Tom Lacey, 25, of Peartree Close, Braintree, witnessed a solitary goal on the stroke of half-time settle last week’s match along with a dozen fellow Iron fans.

He said: “Usually I go to about half of the away games each season.

“It is quite a social thing, although whether people can make it depends on their work commitments.

“I think 13 was quite a lot of people for a Tuesday night in south Wales - we were pleased to get double figures.”

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11:31pm Sat 30 Nov 13

Boris says...

Well done the gallant 13. At least the Iron got further in the FA Cup than Col U did.
Well done the gallant 13. At least the Iron got further in the FA Cup than Col U did. Boris

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