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Brad, 16, playing for Luton

Young goalkeeper Brad Stewart, 16, is out to follow in the footsteps of Mark Tyler – one of Luton Town’s FA Cup heroes from the weekend.

Stewart, from West Winch, is playing between the posts for Luton Town’s youth team after making the switch from Boston United.

The teenager, who is also goalkeeping coach for West Winch Under 11s, is combining a two-year BTEC sports course at Bedfordshire College, alongside playing and training with the Mad Hatters.

The Blue Square Premier giants, who became the first-ever non-league side to beat a Premier League team in the FA Cup by defeating Norwich City on Saturday, have paid £3,500 for Stewart to travel there by train every day, while two West Norfolk companies have helped out with sponsorship.

Carolyn Clarke, of Lynn-based Bow Brand International, has sponsored his kit and Carl Carter has provided boots and gloves.

Clarke said: “It’s a great achievement on his part and hopefully the start of something big.

“As a local company, Bow Brand are thrilled to support a very talented lad.”

 

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