Academy Match Reports
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Brackley Town u16 v Alvis Junior u16 - Saturday 19th Jan
Brackley were left shell shocked after going 1-0 down within a minute when they failed to deal with a deep corner. Alvis were able to tap the ball back into the mix unchallenged & they scrambled the ball over the line as Brackley couldn't hook it clear. Alvis Junior took a
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Sat 8th December
Match report for the U14s below:
Brackley Town welcomed Stourport Swifts Jaguars to Aynho, in their last home fixture of 2018.
The low sun for the duration of the first half made it tricky for both sets of players to identify their peers but Brackley had the majority of chances.
However it was Stourport that took the lead minutes before half time; a superb save from Harry Francis-Jones was not followed up by a defender in a red and white shirt.
Half time: 0-1
Brackley started well in the second half and eventually nabbed an equalizer via Joe Nugent who was able to bring the ball down in his own half, dribble into opposition territory and then took aim from 30 yards to loop the keeper and score.
60 seconds later, quick movement from Kyle McKechnie inside the box drew a foul from the defender, allowing Bradley Cheshire to step up and slot the resulting penalty into the net.
A third Brackley goal arrived after the ball was whipped in from the right wing and landed perfectly on Brad's head before hitting the net.
The hosts rounded off the scoring and allowed Brad to secure his hat trick - he cut in from the right with a cross/shot (only he will know!) and the ball came of the keeper and rolled over the goal line.
Full time : 4-1
Next week, Brackley travel to Dudley. Brackley have the league's top scorer and Dudley have the league's second highest goal scorer - this one won't finish 0-0...
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Sat 8th December
Brackley Town u16 v Bromsgrove Sporting u16
A windy morning played on a bobbly pitch & low sunrise made today's game very difficult for both sides to play football at our home ground at Souldern. Bromsgrove started the game much better than Brackley & were winning the midfield battle, first to the ball, picking up the pieces & they even seemed to be having the rub of the green with any ricochets falling their way. However it was Brackley that took the lead through a penalty with Alfie Dunn smashing home after he was brought down in the box. Bromsgrove continued with their dominance & Brackley were being pulled all over the place at times. They just seemed to have more players on the pitch, they were just more aggressive & we couldn't get a foot hold in the game. Brackley however should of gone 2 up from a fantastic counter attack when our keeper Rhys Allen spotted the move, released early down the left & with some quick thinking & one touch football had us in ther box in a flash but unfortunately the finish didn't match the move & the chance had gone. Bromsgrove got the equaliser when Brackley didnt press quick enough to stop the shot & although it was blocked it wasn't cleared & the scramble was rifled home past the outstretched keeper. HT 1-1
Changes were made to our formation at the break & the team were asked to be more competitive in the 2nd half. The players responded & now we were matching them up much better than we did in the first. It was a very scrappy game but we were competing & Bromsgrove were now in for battle. Half chances came & went for both sides & Brackley grew in confidence all over the pitch as the game progressed. Brackley then took the lead with some fantastic play with Alfie & Luca combining on the left with some quick feet & a pin point cross from Alfie found Miles Eaton at the back post to nod home to give us the lead 2-1. Brackleys game management was really good after that to seal the victory & to take all 3 points from a very difficult game.
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Chipping Norton Swifts (White) U10 v Brackley Town U10 - 24/11/18
Despite some 'challenging' weather, a really enjoyable morning for all involved at Chipping Norton with Brackley playing some of their very best football amid a feast of goals on Chippy's excellent playing surface.