Swifts manager Jody Brown chats about Wednesday’s FA Trophy replay with Kingstonian and possible trip to Hampton in the next round. He also explains why he was pleased with Leyton Orient loanee Toby Stevenson’s debut, and speaks about this week’s trial for players from Spain.
Kingstonian 2 - 2 Heybridge | FA Trophy, 3rd Q/F Rnd | 26.11.17
JODY BROWN was pleased with another battling cup display but admitted it is having a “huge effect” on Swifts’ Bostik North campaign.
Sunday’s draw at Fetcham Grove earned Heybridge their fourth cup replay of the season and means they have played ELEVEN games less than league leaders Dereham – after just three months of the season.
Billericay 1-1 Heybridge (Town win 5-3 on penalties) | Velocity Trophy, Rnd 3 | 22.11.17
SWIFTS boss Jody Brown praised his side after they took star-studded reigning Velocity Trophy champions Billericay all the way to a penalty shoot-out on a windswept Wednesday night on their own patch.
Heybridge manager Jody Brown discusses the problem of time-wasting, why Billericay probably don’t know their best XI, and what sort of game he is expecting against Kingstonian and Reece Grant.
Heybridge 1-2 Dereham | Bostik North | 19.11.17
SWIFTS paid the price for missing a penalty and a sitter in a game they should have won against league leaders Dereham.
Juan Luque missed an open goal which would have put the hosts 2-1 up and Sam Bantick saw a spot-kick saved which would have made it 2-2 against the visitors from Norfolk, who went five points clear in the Bostik North.
BEN SAMPAYO has joined higher division East Thurrock United.
The versatile full-back, 25, who joined Swifts in August after a successful year with Brentwood, has moved on from the Bostik North to test himself in the National League South.