Successive home games bring Altrincham to St James Park on Saturday.
On Tuesday evening Altrincham grabbed a late winner to take the three points against Alfreton Town at home and to record a first win of the season moving to 5 points after four games.
Meanwhile Saints led until deep into added time in their midweek game against promoted King’s Lynn Town until late penalty drama denied Brackley a second win of the season and they had to be content with a point.
“It was certainly very frustrating,” was Kevin Wilkin’s verdict on Tuesday evening’s draw. “We had some gilt-edged chances we failed to make the most of and so we end up with the result we got. Lots of players were excellent tonight including Lee [Ndlovu] who scored a terrific goal. It’s obviously disappointing not to win the game, which we thoroughly deserved to, but we played with intensity and athleticism more akin to how we played last season which is heartening. It sets us up for a big game on Saturday and it is encouraging. We have to take that into Saturday’s match. We moved the ball well and played as a team against a capable King’s Lynn side. Altrincham are a good team and it will be a really difficult game.”
The two teams played twice last season, each winning once, ironically both away wins. Both sides made it to the end of season play-offs and will both be aiming to go one better this time around.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action with regular updates on BBC Radio Oxford and via the club Twitter feed.