Match reports 2021/22 Season

 

Guiseley  2-1  Brackley Town  FAC 4Q replay 19 Oct 2021

Lions tame Saints

A spirited second half performance by Guiseley brought a late winning goal to send the Yorkshire side through to meet League One and former FA Cup winners AFC Wimbledon in the first round of the FA Cup.

After an opening punctuated by injury stoppages Saints fell behind after 11 minutes as Lewis Hey produced a decisive finish.  Matt Lowe’s 27th minute spot-kick was dragged wide of the target but the visitors were level shortly after the break when Lee Ndlovu’s perfectly timed run and neat finish past keeper Luke Jackson on 53 minutes put Brackley in the ascendency.

 

Brackley Town  1-1  Guiseley   FAC 4Q  16 Oct 2021

Tight tie sets up Tuesday night replay

Both teams earned their place in the first round draw after a well contested cup tie that neither did quite enough to deserve the win.

The home side started well, Guiseley keeper Luke Jackson saving from Shep Murombedzi and Wes York firing wide.  Lee Ndlovu opened the scoring with a cool finish on 25 minutes put through by Twariq Yusuf for his sixth goal of the season.

Kidderminster Harriers  0-2  Brackley Town       9 Oct 2021

Saints on top

There was much to admire in Saints’ performance against a strong Kidderminster Harriers side.  The match was an excellent advertisement for non-league football and deservedly won by the visitors with an impressive all-round performance.

“From start to finish it was fantastic from everybody concerned,” Kevin Wilkin said.  “We knew it would be tough but it was a great surface to play football on.  The game could have swung away from us but at crucial moments we didn’t allow that to happen and to close out the game with a clean sheet was especially pleasing.”

 

Brackley Town  1-0  Hanley Town     5 Oct 2021

Tight tussle sees Saints through to next round

Another well contested cup tie saw Brackley come out on top courtesy of Lee Ndlovu’s 23rd minute close range header.  Although Saints enjoyed good possession they could not find a second goal and so the tie remained in the balance until the last.  In truth neither keeper had too many saves to make and Hanley acquitted themselves in a manner that belied their Midland League status.

 

Hanley Town  1-1  Brackley Town     2 Oct 2021

“Real” cup tie taken to replay

A chastened Saints side will face off in a replay with a second opportunity to progress further in the FA Cup after a battling draw in torrential rain at Midland Premier League side Hanley Town.

The Step 5 side proved determined opponents deservedly taking a lead into the half-time break before a rare Gaz Dean goal levelled and Kevin Wilkin’s side had chances late on to grab a winner.