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Billericay Town win in Guernsey and get a new fan in Sir Bradley Wiggins!
Guernsey 1, Billericay Town 2
BILLERICAY enjoyed a perfect trip to the Channel Islands as they booked their place in the next round and even picked up a famous new fan in the form of British cycling legend Sir Bradley Wiggins!
Multiple Olympic gold medallist and Tour de France winner Wiggins, on the island to take part in a charity bike ride, even donned a Town scarf as he chatted with Blues supporters in the pub at half-time during their excellent win in front of a 1,090-strong crowd at the Footes Lane Stadium.
Dave Williams, one of about 30 Billericay fans to make the trip, said: “It was very surreal but he was very normal and it was just like meeting a mate down the pub.
“We had a beer with him and later on I met up with some other Billericay fans at a Wilko Johnson gig in another of the local pubs!
“You couldn’t make it up, but we had a great time, including a terrific win.”
Glenn Poole’s penalty and a goal from Joe Benjamin – who was fouled for the penalty – gave Billericay a 2-0 half-time lead and they could have been out of sight had it not been for the excellence of home keeper Chris Tardif.
Ross Allen gave the hosts a chance with a brilliant individual goal early in the second half but Billericay held on to book their spot in this morning’s draw.