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Regent knock out the Seasiders to make Essex Senior Cup progress
BRIGHTLINGSEA Regent booked their place in the third round of the Essex Senior Cup tonight thanks to a thrilling victory at Tendring neighbours FC Clacton.
James Webster's side set up a tie at Redbridge by winning 4-1 on penalties, after an enthralling match finished 1-1.
Clacton nosed in front midway through the second half.
Jake Clowsley drilled the ball into the danger zone and brother Lee Clowsley's flicked effort was deflected in by Jack Clampin.
Regent pressed and, after hitting the woodwork, grabbed their late equaliser through Ricky Griggs.
Billy Wales attempted clearance deflected to the wide man, who unleashed an unstoppable volley that flew past Clacton goalkeeer Joe Fowler.
That set up the penalty shoot-out and Brightlingsea held their nerve to win 4-1.
Liam Whittaker, Terry Rymer, Jamie Clark and Griggs scored for Regent, with Stuart McFarlane converting for the Seasiders.
Clacton's Aaron Condon and Tom Austin both had spot-kicks saved by Regent goalkeeper Dan Beeson.
For full coverage, see Thursday's Daily Gazette and Clacton Gazette.
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