Stones Let Their Football Do The Talking In Trophy!

Silence was golden for Wealdstone on Saturday as they comfortably saw off big-spending Billericay Town to make it through to the FA Trophy semi-finals.

There was plenty of interest in the game with Billericay owner and boss Glenn Tamplin promising to sack himself as manager if they lost.

Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson says his side kept a keen eye on the goings-on in Essex during the week but decided to keep quiet and let their football do the talking.

And so they did. Bradley Bubb scored a hat-trick on his debut as Wealdstone ran out 5-2 winners. The Stones are now just 180 minutes from a trip to Wembley and Wilkinson told the Brent & Kilburn Times: “It was a great day for this football club.

“We came here with a plan to play football. Everyone thought we might play direct, but we stuck to our plan.

“I’m afraid to say that on Saturday, we won it. We outsmarted him (Billericay boss Glenn Tamplin) and outplayed him and this is why my management team deserve all the credit for how hard we work.

“A lot of publicity has come out of their ground this week – sometimes it’s best to stay quiet and silence is golden.

“When I heard what was going on and that he was threatening to sack himself, that’s a big statement. You don’t need to do that; just stay quiet. You put too much pressure on your players this week.”

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