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Four Jon Bennett goals ease Bracknell Town FC through in Floodlit Cup

Robins pay a high price though following dismissal of Carl Withers

Four Jon Bennett goals ease Bracknell Town FC through in Floodlit Cup

A much changed Bracknell Town side advanced into the quarter finals Perpetua Press Hellenic Floodlit Cup after defeating Didcot Town Reserves 6-2 last night with Jon Bennett scoring four of those goals.

Victory for the side led by under 23 bosses Andy Findlay and Rob Creech was slightly soured by the red card to Carl Withers for kicking out which means he will be suspended for the Buildbase FA Vase quarter final match a week on Saturday.

There were no goals in the opening thirty minutes although Max Herbert struck the post but a first half Bennett hat-trick sent the Robins on their way.

Firstly he headed in a cross before a superb through ball set up his second. His third goal was sublime though chesting down a right wing cross and firing home.

Carl Withers in the FA Vase. Photo: Neil Graham.

Carl Withersin the FA Vase. Photo: Neil Graham.

Withers saw red on 55 minutes before Herbert swept the ball in but two Didcot goals gave them hope as Alex Marshall fired home from 25 yards before Chris Mortimer pounced after Karl Steinborn-Busse had parried a shot.

Any hope of a home comeback was extinguished when Dan Read scored a penalty and there was still time for Bennett to burst though on goal and net his fourth.

Following the Quarter Final draw back in January, Bracknell will travel to Gloucestershire to face Longlevens. Binfield are due to play Bishops Cleeve Development in the Third Round on 21st February with the winners drawn away to Virginia Water.


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Darrell Freeland

Darrell is the co-editor of FootballinBracknell. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of local football, it's teams and leagues and was previously club secretary at Bracknell Town FC. 'Duds' sadly passed away in April 2019 - this website is dedicated to his memory.

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