Ben Wyatt knows Braintree Town have what it takes to hold their nerve on the big occasion as they look to realise their promotion dreams this weekend.
The Iron will head to Hampton and Richmond Borough on Sunday with the prize of a place in the Vanarama National League on offer in a winner-takes-all play-off final clash. It is a fixture that has been set up by a glorious afternoon in the Kent sunshine last weekend when Braintree triumphed 1-0 in their Vanarama National League South play-off semi-final at Dartford.
Billy Crook’s second half goal proved the difference as the Iron closed out a Darts side that had been the division’s top scorers, finished second in the final table and had only been denied the league title by goal difference and they will head to Hampton and Richmond full of confidence. Manager Brad Quinton’s team will go into the play-off final having won six and drawn two of their last eight encounters – including a penalty shootout win in their play-off eliminator at Hemel Hempstead last week that set up the semi-final at Dartford.
And midfielder Wyatt knows the way they have finished the campaign has shown that they can rise to the big occasions.
He said: “Hampton and Richmond are a good side but if we play like we know we can then we don’t have anything to fear – we don’t fear anyone. If we play our game then there is nothing that we can’t deal with in this league and we’ve known that since the start of the season.”
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