Bracknell Town came from behind three times in a pulsating FA Vase Fourth Round tie at Blackfield & Langley but are in the hat for the fifth round draw on Monday and more importantly, face a replay on Tuesday at Larges Lane.
The Robins were a goal down in the first half before Kensley Maloney – back from a long injury lay off – was brought down in the box and a penalty awarded with the referee sending off the home sides goalkeeper. Seb Bowerman coolly converted the spot kick to send the sides in level.
Despite the man advantage, Bracknell were a goal down in the second half and looking to be heading out of the competition only for midfielder Jamie McClurg to step up and hit a rocket in to the top corner in the second minute of second half injury time to send the tie to extra time.
Four minutes in and the home side led again, Bracknell had a penalty appeal turned down before substitute TJ Bohane levelled things up on 101 minutes to send the tie to a replay.
Details for Tuesday nights fixture:
Next up for us :-
⚽️ vs. @bandlfc (Home)
🏟 The Lane
🚗 RG12 9AN
📆 Tuesday 9th January
⏰ 7:45pm Kick Off
🏆 FA Vase 4th Round (Replay)
🎟 Adult £5/Conc £3/U16 Free
— Bracknell Town FC (@BracknellTownFC) January 6, 2018
Elsewhere, Windsor pulled off a Vase comeback of their own to beat Eastbourne Town 3-1 despite being a goal down. The Stags were underdogs going in to the game and trailed by a solitary 27th minute goal for much of the tie until veteran Kieran Knight levelled from the penalty spot on 73 minutes giving Mick Woodham’s side the impetus to go on and win with Nadir Shafi scoring on 87 minutes and Matt Stockhill making it safe in injury time.
— Windsor FC (@windsorfc) January 6, 2018
There were further celebrations in East Berkshire as Thatcham Town made it a full Hellenic League house with a 2-1 win over Biggleswade. Harry Grant scored first for the Kingfishers only to see the visitors equalise from the penalty spot while Baboucarr Jarra got the winner late on.
The fifth round last 16 draw takes place on Monday, the draw will be up on FiB as soon as it’s available but is being made live on Talksport 2. Full details here. See our full gallery of Richard Claypole images from Bracknell’s draw here on our facebook page.