Dart's double top helps Baffins Milton Rovers keep Wembley dream alive

Callum Dart scored twice to help Baffins Milton Rovers into the last 32 Picture: Ian Hargreaves
Callum Dart scored twice to help Baffins Milton Rovers into the last 32 Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Baffins Milton Rovers kept their Wembley dream alive in the FA Vase with a terrific 3-1 win at Bradford Town.

After a goalless first half two Callum Dart goals and one from Tommy Leigh secured Baffins’ progress.

The Eastern Road-based club, playing Sunday parks football not long ago, are in the last 32.

What they have achieved in a short space of time is remarkable and manager Steve Leigh believes this win puts the club firmly on the non-league map.

‘With a good draw we have got to believe and fancy ourselves,’ said Leigh.‘This is the furthest we have ever gone in the competition and is another big milestone for the club.

‘On our day we are a good side and can be a match for anyone. These are exciting times at the club.’

Baffins achieved the win in an unrecognisable kit after being forced to borrow from their hosts because of a colour clash.

They resembled lifeguards in their yellow tops, red socks and red shorts.In the opening 45 minutes both teams cancelled each other out and chances were at a premium. After the break Baffins raised their game to make the breakthrough.

On 55 minutes Jason Parish crossed and Dart turned and dumped the home goalkeeper on his backside before slotting in. There was a let-off for the visitors straight from the restart when the home side hit the post.

Dart, however, eased the pressure in the 71st minute with his second goal. Leigh linked with Fadel Seibou who set up Dart. Baffins sealed the win three minutes from the end with a thunderous Leigh strike.

Bradford grabbed a late consolation. The draw for the fourth round is on talkSport2 just after midday today.