GOALKEEPER Callum Robinson says he has not looked back since joining Brantham Athletic - and wants to keep playing a starring role between now and the end of the season.

The former Colchester United apprentice was the hero of Tuesday’s League Cup quarter-final success against Coggeshall Town.

He saved three penalties in a shoot-out as his side progressed into the last four, after the tie finished 0-0 after 90 minutes.

It was the latest in a string of impressive performances from the 19-year-old, who joined from Bostik League division north side AFC Sudbury in mid-September.

Now he wants to keep his standards high until the end of the season.

“It’s great playing week in, week out and focusing on Brantham,” he told the Standard.

“That’s what you want, as a young goalkeeper.

“You want to get games under your belt and that’s why I was keen to sign here, rather than joining on loan and then going back and forward between clubs.

“A permanent deal was the right decision for me and I’m really enjoying my football.

“I haven’t looked back since and it would be nice to go on and win the League Cup now, after our success on Tuesday night.

“We certainly believe we’re capable of that.

“There’s a lot to be excited about and while the league is our priority - we’d love to push up into the top two or three - it’s always nice to go as far as you can in any cup.”

Robinson was the undisputed hero of Tuesday’s penalty shoot-out against Coggeshall, which the Imps won 3-2.

He made three great saves, while Craig Hughes, Ed Nobbs and George Clarke successfully slotted penalties past James Bransgrove.

Daniel Cunningham and Nnamdi Nwachuku both scored for the visitors but it was not enough to prevent an agonising defeat as Robinson denied Connor Hubble, Aaron Cosgrove and skipper Luke Wilson.

Michael Brothers and substitute James Gregory were the unsuccessful penalty-takers for Brantham.

“It’s a goalkeeper’s dream to be the hero in a shoot-out, although I didn’t have too much to do in the actual 90 minutes,” said Robinson.

“Full credit to our players for that because we defended well as a team.

“We beat Coggeshall 2-1 a few weeks ago so knew what they were all about.

“They’ve got good players, a good set-up and they’re looking to push forward, but I believe we’ve got a better team.

“It could have gone either way but I just tried to do my job when it came to the penalties.

“I’ve played with a few of their players before, and faced penalties from them, so had a slight idea where they were going to put them.

“I’m glad they didn’t change their mind and it paid off.”

The best chance of the game had come early on – ironically from the spot - after a foul in the area on Imps joint-boss Brothers.

The referee gave a penalty but Hughes’ low, straight effort was saved by Bransgrove.

Brantham went agonisingly close again before the break when Joshua Jewson was fouled in the D.

Jack Smith sent an accurate, curling free-kick over the wall but was denied by the bar.