Academy Match Reports
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Brackley Athletic Jaffas v Brackley Town - U10 Europa Cup - 09/02/19
A humdinger of a match in the swirliest of swirly winds against our local rivals Brackley Athletic, the game played in a tremendous spirit by both teams, (despite the testing weather!) and there was much to enjoy!..
Saints' backline was expertly marshalled by Josh and Will this week, whilst heaps of creativity up front created scoring opportunities (and 'inventive' celebrations!) for Arlo, Finn & Reuben!..
Midfielders Harry P and Henry competed enthusiastically to keep a firm grip on possession whilst goalkeepers Harry D and Isabella were very brave & assured whenever the Jaffas' dangerous forwards broke through..
The game's real highlight came when Finn somehow trapped an extraordinarily high clearance on his toe with nonchalant ease and it felt like the whole world had drawn breath!..
As ever, we are very grateful to our congenial hosts Athletic who really contributed to a very close & exciting game!..
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Brackley Town U12s 0 – 10 Moreton
- Can we play 10 passes backwards in final 1/3rd (looking to recycle possession) – Yes
- Can we break the midfield line 10 times when playing out – No (am not going to count times we played ball over the top and won it back)
- Can we have 3 rotations on a goal kick? - no
As you can see from the scoreline, a tough day at the office and a lot of work to be done away from training. We went 3 down within 10 minutes but after that started to pressure them well but were undone by 2 balls over the top before half time.
The second half then was about trying to work on patterns of play and understanding roles, but as can be understood when down by that much it becomes a struggle, especially in the conditions and with our goalkeeper having to go off at halftime (huge credit to Main for stepping up in awful weather without hesitation). Next week we’ll look to overcome this against a very good Highfield side who beat us last season.
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Walsall v Brackley Town u16
Brackley travelled up the M40 full of confidence after a great performance last time out. We were looking forward to playing on a other 3G surface again this week which was just behind the Walsall stadium. It was evident from the 1st whistle how Walsall were going to play today as everything went long & direct. Brackley were caught out a couple of times down the left flank early on & Walsall should of gone 1-0 up when their left winger was put through & to be honest should of scored as he chipped the keeper from outside the box only to bend it just wide. Brackley however tried to adjust defensivley but at least we were trying to play football on a superb surface.
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Sunday 20th Jan 2019
Brackley Town march on into the Semi Final of the county cup with a superb display away at Moulton Magpies. An eagerly awaited QF match was played under the lights on a 3G surface at Molton FC with Brackley showing their intent right from the outset. Brackley were knocking the ball around & enjoying the lion share of possession early on. Brackley took the lead inside 5 mins when Lucas Northover scored an absolute screamer from outside of the box giving their keeper no chance as he could only watch the ball hit the back of his net