Match Reports

 

Darlington  0-2   Brackley Town   20/2/19

Brackley back into fourth spot with crucial away win

A goal in each half earned Kevin Wilkin’s side a vital away win making it eight wins from nine games in all competitions and lifting Saints back into fourth place in National League North and right into the mix among the front-runners.

 

Brackley Town 2 (Baker x 2) Curzon Ashton 0

Man of the match : Carl Baker

Match rating 3/5

Attendance 490 

Teams: Brackley Town - Lewis, Myles, G. Walker, Byrne, Hall, Dean, Lowe, Fairlamb (Sterling-James 89), Ndlovu (Nti 59), Baker (Armson 83), A. Walker - subs not used : Jeffers, Jackson. 

Curzon Ashton: Mason, Thornley, McJannet, Hunt, Shaw, Racchi (Shenton), Crankshaw, Miller, Reilly (Deakin 66), Mcatee (Danaher), Wall. Subs not used : Brooke, McCoy. 

Brackley got back to winning ways after their mid-week loss to Chorley with an accomplished win against a strong Curzon side in decent form themselves.

 

Tuesday 12th February 2019

Chorley - 2

Brackley Town FC  - 0 

Saints line-up Lewis, Myles, (Nti), Walker,  Byrne, Hall, Dean, Lowe, Armson, (Fairlamb), Ndlovu, Baker, Walker,

Subs unused:
Sterling-James, Jeffers, Murombedzi 

Referee:
Ben Speedie 

It was again a tale of what might of been away at Chorley on Tuesday evening.

Twice in the first half the post denied Brackley a first half lead and then the Saints were dealt a killer blow with Chorley grabbing a goal in each half somewhat against the run of play.

 

Brackley Town   3

Scorers:  Jimmy Armson, Lee Ndlovu, Carl Baker     

AFC Telford United 1

Scorers:  Daniel Udoh

Match rating:  3 /5

Star Man: Matt Lowe  (Brackley Town)

Referee:  Lewis Smith

Attendance:   601 

Brackley Town (3-5-2): (match ratings in brackets) Lewis (7), Myles (7) , G. Walker (8), Byrne (7), Hall (7), Dean (7), Lowe (9) (Nti 90+3) (6), Armson (7), Ndlovu (8), Baker (8) (Fairlamb 90 (6)), A. Walker (7).   Subs unused:  Sterling-James, Jackson, Jeffers. 

AFC Telford United (4-4-2): Bursic (6), White (6), Morley (6), Deeney (6), Sutton (6), Royle (6), McQuilkin (6), Daniels (6) (Streete 45 (6), Dinanga (6) , Udoh (6), Barnett (6).  

 

Brackley maintained their place in the play-offs with an assured performance against AFC Telford United.

In blustery conditions the Saints set their stall out from the off with Matt Lowe and Carl Baker causing problems throughout the opening 15 minutes down the left and right.

It was Lowe who had the first real opening as his shot on the run went just wide of the far post. The first goal was not long in coming and on 23 minutes Lowe got to the by-line before squaring the ball for Jimmy Armson to tap home.

Lowe then had another chance seeing his goal bound shot deflected away before he again got free down the right crossing for Lee Ndlovu who grabbed Brackley’s second and his seventeenth goal in all competitions.

Carl Baker then got Brackley’s 3rd of the afternoon as he rounded Bursic before firing home for his third since joining in January.

Straight from the kick off Telford’s Udoh reduced the deficit the ball landing at his feet to stroke home.

The second half did not produce any further goals, although Brackley created the better of the chances with Connor Hall’s volley well saved by Bursic and Matt Lowe seeing his chipped shot saved when through one on one, denying him the goal his performance deserved.

However, Brackley will be more than pleased beating a play-off rival and continuing their recent good form.