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From Bracknell to England: Sam Barratt represents Three Lions in International Challenge Trophy

Sam played 45 minutes of the final against the Slovaks

From Bracknell to England: Sam Barratt represents Three Lions in International Challenge Trophy

On Wednesday afternoon former Woodley United and Bracknell Town winger Sam Barratt represented his county, starting the International Challenge Trophy Final against Slovakia.

Barratt played 45 minutes of the tie and had a couple of strikes on goal but it was ultimately a 4-0 defeat for the Three Lions.

From starting out at Woodley to making his senior Hellenic League debut with Bracknell Town aged 16, watching Barratt’s rise to National League regular with Maidenhead United and trials with Bristol Rovers and Crystal Palace has been a pleasure and he was supported as usual in Slovakia by Pete and Cathy, his mum and dad.

Pete and Cathy Barratt in the crowd. Photo: David Loveday.

Pete and Cathy Barratt in the crowd. Photo: David Loveday.

We couldn’t let this piece go by though without an image from his debut season with Bracknell – here taking a trademark long throw that Coventry City boss Mark Robins described as ‘further than I can kick it’.

Sam Barratt. Photo: Robert Mack.

Sam Barratt. Photo: Robert Mack.

You can see a fuller gallery from the game here on our facebook page.

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Tom Canning

Tom is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has played at the lowest possible level of football. In real life Tom works for Trinity Mirror. Manager of Binfield Ladies in the Thames Valley Women's League.

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