BRIDGWATER Town co-manager Dave Pearse was full of praise for goalkeeper Jake Viney, after the Robins secured passage to the FA Vase third round on Wednesday night.

Two goals in extra time from Steve Murray secured a 2-0 victory over Saltash United, setting up a trip to Bradford Town in the next round.

Before that, the Robins head to Shepton Mallet tomorrow (ko 3pm), for their next league match.

Reflecting on Wednesday's win, Pearse told the Mercury: "We were very, very good, but if it wasn't for Jake Viney, we probably would have been 2-0 or 3-0 down after the first 20 minutes.

"Jake's been brilliant for us in my time as manager.

"He's got everything – he's a brilliant shot-stopper and he's quick off his line.

"He's in great form, so long may that continue.

"But we also defended well as a team, putting bodies on the line and making blocks."

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Pearse added: "They [Saltash] have scored 100 goals already this season, and we've kept a clean sheet against them.

"They play in the South West Peninsula League, but they'd easily be in the top six of our league [the Western League].

"We've not been good at home this year, but this was a great team performance from us, at least after the first half hour.

"We're glad to be in the next round."

Tomorrow sees Bridgwater – third in the Western League Premier Division standings – travel to 12th-placed Shepton Mallet.

Regarding tomorrow's opponents, Pearse said: "They have recruited well over the summer and are a better side than many people give them credit for.

"They are physical and strong at set-pieces, so we will have to be absolutely on it.

"We have a good record there and both sides have improved since last season, so it should be a good game."

Jack Taylor is set to return to Pearse and Karl Baggaley's squad after missing the Saltash match through suspension, while Jake Llewellyn is now fully fit.

Pearse himself is likely to have a little spell out, after sustaining a leg injury against Saltash and getting stitches.

Pearse also hopes to have a couple of new signings in the squad for tomorrow, with defender Jamie Laird currently injured and midfielder Mike Duffy having joined Middlezoy Rovers.

This coming Tuesday, the Robins go to Keynsham Town in the Somerset Premier Cup second round (ko 7.45pm), and Pearse is looking for his side to keep up their momentum.

"We have five games between now and the end of November," he said.

"I want us to make the last eight of the Premier Cup, the last eight of the Les Phillips Cup and the last 32 of the FA Vase.

"It'll be tough, but that's our target."

Mike Duffy and his new team Middlezoy Rovers are away to Stockwood Green in the Somerset County League Premier Division tomorrow (ko 2.30pm).

On Sunday, Middlezoy Rovers Ladies entertain Keynsham Town Development in the South West Women's League Premier Division (ko 2pm).