Academy Match Reports
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Deddington u11s - 2
Brackley Town U11s - 4
Saturday 13th October
Front the start of the game Brackley were soon on the front foot and were keeping the ball nicely and trying to attack at every opportunity.
The Deddington goal keeper made a couple of great saves and some last ditch defending kept the game level, Mid way through the first half Brackley took the lead with some good build up play before a lovely first time finish from the edge of the box.
Brackley continued to press high up the pitch and after some lovely football from the Brackley Gk through the midfield before a great one two and neat finish in the box
This seemed to wake Deddington up and they were soon on the front foot and forced a couple of good saves from the Brackley gk,
Soon after a neat turn and finish and the half ended 2.1
The second half started the same as the first with Brackley starting on the front foot and pressing much higher up the pitch to win the ball back, after some sustained pressure and 4 or 5 good efforts at goal Brackley scored a third goal after some neat football through the middle of the pitch and a nice tap in
As the pressure continued Brackley really took hold of the game and after a swift attack down the wing and cross a nice first time finish form the opposite winger into the corner of the net
Deddington didn't give up and continued to try and get into the game and after some sloppy play at the back nicked the ball and scored to make it 2.4
The game finished off with noth teams being a little sloppy and the ball played between the two midfields
A really good game of football with some great goals and fair play to Deddington who continued to try and play football throughout the game
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Great conditions for the players on Saturday morning.
Score 2 - 6 (Reversed Fixture) Saturday 13th October
Brackley Started the game really well, going 1 goal up in 30 seconds with Lucas Cox scoring a great individual goal. Brackley further chances to score with the Cheney GK making some good saves, to keep the score down. Middleton Cheney then started to grow into the game, making it a great game to watch. Cheney then got their reward with a tidy finish across Spencer the Brackley GK. Brackley then got back in front with Lucas Cox again netting from a counter attack with Josh Reynolds breaking up a Cheney attack.
The game was end to end with both sets of players attacking and defending well. Cheney got a break through to make it 2-2, after a goal mouth scramble. Cheney then went on to score a couple of deflected goals, giving the Brackley GK having no chance to save making it 2-4, both teams still had chances to score. The game was stretched out and the game could have gone either way, but Cheney took their chances towards the end of the game. finishing 2-6.
Best performance so far for the BTFC u9s this season.
Middleton Cheney falcons were also a great credit to their club.
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Tamworth v Brackley Town u16's - Sat 13th October
Brackley travelled up the M42 to meet today's opponents looking for their first away points of the season against a team that were without a win so far in their campaign. The first half Brackley were playing against the wind & made it hard for themselves going 2-0 down within the first 10mins & to be honest looked out of sorts with Charlie Wood making some great saves to keep out the rampant opposition. Brackley took a further 10mins to get any kind of grip on the game as Tamworth were winning every 50-50 ball until a incident with a challenge seemed to flick the switch. Brackley managed to get a goal back when Robbie Heath followed up on a good move to slot home from close range before Miles Eaton had a great chance to equalise just before the break. We challenged the team at HT on all fronts & were hoping for a much better 2nd half. The players did respond & had much more fight in the second half but they couldn't find their way through. Brackley were quite predictable with their play today & made it very easy for the opposition. Half chances came & went with Quinton Blythe having the best opportunity from a free kick testing the keeper with Alfie Dunn chasing everything. Unfortunately the equaliser never came as we still go in search for our first away points of the season.
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Saturday 13th October
Brackley Town played Bilbrook Juniors in their second home game of the season and reverted to a 4-2-3-1 system instead of the 3-5-2 employed in previous weeks.
Bilbrook took the lead after a game of pinball following a troublesome corner kick. Brackley then settled into the game and started too look after the ball before producing a few shots on goal.
Bilbrook doubled their lead, again from a corner. This time the ball reached the back post to find a free header.
Despite being two goals down, Brackley seemed to be in control of the game - Kyle McKechnie and Alex Dicks were causing trouble down the wings and could've had a goal or two each on another day.
Alex then played a wonderfully weighted through ball to Brad Cheshire to pull a goal back mid way through the first half. Another ball in behind the Bilbrook defence sent Brad through on goal again, he liked the ball round the keeper and then scored into an empty net.
The second half became fairly intense in the midfield areas, neither team were able to play to the same level of quality from the first period.
Bilbrook were awarded a penalty for a foul just inside the box and converted this to take the lead with ten minutes to go. Harry Francis-Jones did get a fingertip to it but the attacker struck the ball ferociously.
Brackley applied more and more pressure towards the end of the game and deserved an equalising goal.
The full time whistle blew with a 3-2 victory for Bilbrook. Although disheartened with the scoreline, Brackley can be extremely pleased with their team performance.