BRACKNELL Town FC officials and players heaped praise on their fans who roared the team to a dramatic victory in their FA Vase fifth-round tie at Coleshill on Saturday, writes Dave Wright.

“The support we got was absolutely superb,” said chairman Kayne Steinborn-Busse after seeing the Robins win 4-2 in extra time to book their place in the quarter finals.

“A big thank you goes out to all those who made the trip to the Midlands on a very rainy day.

“We are getting great support at all our games, home and away, these days but there were even more today.”

Many of the club's junior players – some of whom had played at Larges Lane in the morning – were among more than 100 travelling fans.

Steinborn-Busse added: “In the last few years, we have been working hard to build up our youth membership. So it was particularly pleasing to see a lot of the youngsters and their parents cheering the team on.

“Their fantastic support was very much appreciated by the players and hopefully, we will see even more of the youngsters at our future games.”

After the match, Bracknell players were also quick to show their appreciation via Twitter Adam Cornell, who scored Town's second goal, said “An unbelievable amount of fans turned up and went mad with us.”

Skipper Carl Davies also described the following as “unbelievable”, while striker TJ Bohane said the “supporters were out of this world – were we the home team?”

Steinborn-Busse was obviously delighted with the team's victory in the Midlands, saying: “The guys have done really well. To come away and beat a decent side like Coleshill is superb.

“I am proud, as I think – unless a historian corrects me – this is the furthest Bracknell have ever gone in this competition.

“To make it even sweeter, it is one step further than my father-in-law Steve McClurg, ever got.”

Steinborn-Busse continued: “The Vase is, and will always remain, a bonus for us. The players are not under any pressure, so they can play with extra confidence.

“Our progression in any cup competition this year is a bonus, as the league remains our main priority.

“At the start of the season we set out our objectives and they include taking this club to a higher level.”

The chairman has certainly helped to generate a great deal more interest in the Larges Lane club and Bracknell now regularly attract crowds in excess of 200 for matches, making them the best supported club in the Hellenic League and many other leagues at their level of football in the south of England.