Nuneaton Borough  1-3  Brackley Town   27/8/18

Saints climb the table with second away win

Brackley dominated this Bank Holiday Monday game against Nuneaton Borough emerging with the three points after a convincing display.

A goal ahead at the break after Jimmy Armson finished at close range from Luke Fairlamb’s cross after 19 minutes, the crucial second goal came on the hour as Lee Ndlovu headed home from Connor Franklin’s cross.

Matt Lowe cut inside shooting just wide, Armson could not direct his header on target from Ndlovu’s cross and Ndlovu fired wide as the visitors created a glut of chances without adding to the score. The home side had posed little goal threat but on 73 minutes on-loan  Dior Angus pulled a goal back heading past Danny Lewis.  Conceding however did not halt the flow of Brackley’s scoring opportunities and the two goal margin was restored by Fairlamb’s first goal in a red and white shirt.  Matt Lowe and Shane Byrne combined well on the right working the ball to the opposite wing where Fairlamb darted into the penalty area, his dribble taking him in on goal from where he found the corner of the net in a neat finish with 81 minutes played.

The game was marred by the last minute sendings off of Nuneaton’s Harry Panayiotou and Saints’ Shep Murombedzi after a corner flag kerfuffle. But the points lifted Brackley to 8th in the embryonic league table.

“I am obviously pleased with today’s win,” Wilkin said. “I am disappointed to have conceded a goal and not to have converted more of the chances that we created but the three points are important for us today and the win well deserved for that performance.”

 

Brackley Town:   Lewis, Myles, Franklin, Byrne, Hall, Dean, Fairlamb, Armson (Nti 82), Ndlovu (Smith 84), Lowe (Murombedzi 82), A.Walker.   Subs unused: Graham, G.Walker.

Nuneaton Borough:   Belford, Obeng (Tweed 59), Freestone, Burns (Coyle 23), Addison, Carter, Calveley, Richards, Panayiotou, Angus, Andoh (Mitchell 63).    Subs unused: Basso, Onyeaka.

 

Referee: Dean Skipper              Assistants: Thomas Wainman and Andrew Genders

Attendance:   480