AFTER their disappointing performance last week, Braishfield returned to form with an excellent 1-0 victory away at unbeaten Hedge End Rangers.

In a very close but scrappy match both teams created a few half chances, Braishfield defended well but had goalkeeper Jake Hitchcock to thank for making some crucial saves.

Dan Hansford had a fine game whilst Andy Clark was guilty of squandering some good chances before a second half own-goal settled the issue.

Braishfield Reserves progressed to the next round of the Hampshire FA Junior Vase after this comfortable victory against AFC Stubbington.

Play during the first half was pretty even, Stubbington looked dangerous going forward and went close several times. At the other end, Braishfield also had chances but the usually lethal Dun Runnalls twice headed wide when well placed whilst Nathan Turner was unlucky when his long range effort rattled the crossbar.

Braishfield took control during the second half, but once again wasted some good chanced before finally breaking the deadlock when Runnalls was put clear to fire past the advancing goalkeeper.

Stubbington responded well and had some chances before Runnalls added a second on 70 minutes.

Braishfield dominated the final stages and continued to attack with Jude Grey scoring a late third to secure an impressive victory.

Tomorrow afternoon the first XI are on county cup duty when they host Isle of Wight side Vectis, whilst the Reserves return to their league fixtures when they travel to Eastleigh Comrades Reserves.