FA Cup exit for Takeley away to Stansted

PUBLISHED: 13:56 19 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:56 19 August 2015

Jack Friend. Picture by Jamie Pluck

Jack Friend. Picture by Jamie Pluck


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.

“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.

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