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Braintree: Dedicated Iron fans make 400 mile round trip
9:00am Saturday 30th November 2013 in News
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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