FA Cup exit for Takeley away to Stansted

Jack Friend. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Jack Friend. Picture by Jamie Pluck - Credit: Archant

Takeley boss Duncan Easley was left disappointed in his side as they bowed out of the FA Cup with an extra-preliminary round 2-1 defeat to near neighbours Stansted on Saturday.

The game, played at Bishop’s Stortford’s Woodside Park ground, saw Stansted 2-0 up at the break with a brace from Ollie Fortune.

Takeley could only register a consolation through Jack Friend late in the second half as hopes of a possible cup run fizzled out.

Easley told the Dunmow Broadcast: “The cup game was disappointing, we didn’t play that well and gifted them two goals which gave us too much to do.

“I thought we’d have a good chance, but we just didn’t perform.

“We had a lot of possession in the second half, but didn’t create too much.

“We are lacking a cutting edge at the moment.

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“There’s no real complaint about the result.”

On Saturday, Takeley return to Essex Senior League action as they head to the Southchurch Arena to face Southend Manor.