BRANTHAM Athletic tasted victory in their fourth away game in as many weeks.

The Imps were on the road again, playing Haverhill Rovers at the New Croft in a Thurlow Nunn League premier division encounter, and celebrated a 2-0 success.

Two goals in the first half sealed the deal.

The first came from an overhead kick by Jack Marshall, from a Harrison Bacon corner.

The second was a penalty converted by Bacon.

After the match, manager Michael Brothers said: “I was delighted with three points and a clean sheet on the road.

"It was an accomplished performance from what is becoming a very good squad of players.”

New signing, forward Finley Hammond was on the bench, making his debut near the end.

“I've known Finley for a long time," added Brothers.

"He's a local lad and was at Brantham when he was younger, playing for our junior team, but has spent the last few years at the Ipswich Town Academy.

"He's an exciting young prospect and will be available for both the senior teams and Craig's under-18s.

"I'm looking forward to working with him and seeing him develop further."

Brantham's next game is at home to Newmarket Town on Saturday, with kick-off 3pm at the Leisure Centre.

Meanwhile, Brantham's ladies were at home to AFC Kesgrave.

The game, played at the Leisure Centre, finished 8-2 to the Imps.

Manager Frazer Lord said: "After last week's visit of Ipswich Town's ladies in the cup, we were back to league action, hosting AFC Kesgrave.

"There were a few different faces in the starting line-up and on the bench this week, with injuries and players unavailable.

"That's been the story of our season so far.

"We started the game strongly, hitting the post twice and the bar once in the opening five minutes.

"This was the way the game played out for the 90 minutes, going close so many times but not being clinical enough to take our chances.

"However, we managed to put eight into the back of the net during the game.

"The girls know that the two goals conceded could have been dealt with better.

"However, overall, it was a good day at the office, with lots of positives and a step in the right direction in terms of trying to climb back up the league."

Budding young players have the chance to enjoy some half-term coaching at Brantham Leisure Centre.

Sessions for boys and girls will be held at the Leisure Centre on Monday, February 17 and Tuesday, February 18.

The cost is just £10 per day and to book, call Michael Brothers on 07949 691584 or the Leisure Centre on 01206 392506.