Hereford 2-0 Brackley Town 16 Feb 2021
Out of sorts Saints fall to Bulls
Two second half goals earned the win for Hereford on a night to forget for Saints who missed the opportunity to move into third place in the National League North table.
In an undistinguished first half, neither side threatened to break the stale-mate in a goal-less 45 minutes. But the hosts came out after the break on the front foot, Michael Bakare unable to take advantage of a fine opportunity before the Bulls went ahead on 50 minutes as Saints failed to clear from an over-hit corner and Bakare stabbed the ball into the goal on his debut, the 34 year old striker having signed from Welsh Premier League side Connay’s Quay Nomads.
Chris Camwell doubled the lead with a 64th minute rocket from distance and the FA Trophy quarter-finalists never looked back. Only in the final stages did Brackley produce a goal threat and it was all too late.
If this is to be the final action of a curtailed season, it is a disappointing way to bow out. Should the season continue, there will be better nights ahead for Kevin Wilkin’s side.
Brackley Town: Lewis; Myles, Walker (Franklin 65), Coleman, McNally, Dean, Lowe, Murombedzi, Ndlovu, Armson (Tee 70), York. Subs unused: Chambers, Cullinane-Liburd, Mitford.
Hereford: Hall, Hodgkiss, Haines, Pollock, Grimes, Camwell (Klukowski 78), Butlin, Owen-Evans (McQuilkin 85), Finn, Lloyd, Bakare (McLean 72). Subs unused: White, Digie.