Bideford 3-2 Brentwood Town

Bideford completed a sensational second-half comeback to book their place in the third qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

The Robins looked to be on their way out of the competition when they trailed Brentwood Town by two goals to nil at half-time, but pulled it around after the break.

In truth, Bideford were more than a match for their opponents in the first half, and it was harsh on them when Liam Hope scored twice in as many minutes just after the half-hour mark.

Sean Joyce did not hesitate to change things, introducing Ben Wood and Billy Tucker just three minutes after the re-start.

The move inspired his team to claw one back less than a minute after the changes, with Sean Downing heading in to give his side a foothold in the tie.

And it wasn’t long before Tucker was found by Stephen Reed’s long ball and hammered home the equaliser.

And Joyce had a final trick up his sleeve: with 15 minutes to play, he threw on striker Jamie Chamberlain.

With the clock ticking down towards full-time, Billy Tucker got his head up to square for Chamberlain, who calmly slotted in to send Bideford through in dramatic fashion.

Bideford’s reward for their late win is a trip to National League South outfit Maidenhead United in the third qualifying round.

The Robins are in league action tonight (Tues) against Weymouth. King’s Lynn visit the Sports Ground this Saturday.