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Brocton celebrate after winning Midland Combination Premier title

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: April 15, 2014

By Dave McLean

Brocton celebrate after winning Midland Combination Premier title

Brocton manager John Berks

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Coventry Copsewood 1 Brocton 3

BROCTON are champions of the Midland Combination Premier.

The Badgers wrapped up the biggest ever achievement in their 76-year history on Tuesday night when coming from behind to sink Coventry Copsewood 3-1.

Copsewood took a 13th minute lead through George Whitelaw, before the Badgers drew level just before half-time when Dave Ablewhite converted a penalty, awarded for handball.

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Nine minutes into the second half Brocton moved ahead when good approach work by Paul McMahon and Sam Bell led to Dan Lomas turning the ball home.

With 15 minutes to go, Brocton eased any late nerves when Gary Fife went at the Copsewood defence and saw his shot take a deflection and beat the home keeper.

It was a memorable night for Brocton manager John Berks and his squad who have looked favourites all season for the crown.

Next season they will now be playing Midland Alliance football - one league below relegated Stafford Rangers - for the first time in their history.

Full match report to follow, along with comments from Brocton boss John Berks.

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