Reports

 

22nd September 2018

Hellenic Premier League

Brackley Town Saints (1) Royal Wooton Bassett (1) 

Saints; Worby, Brock, Goddard, Hartley (Ward 62), Middleton, Kille (Steele 72), Watts, Baldwin, Hammond, Ball, JamesSubs not used; Cox, Stott, Godfrey 

 

Northants Football Association Hillier Cup – 1st Round

Brackley Town Saints (3) Wellingborough Town (1)

Saints: Cox, Steele (Woods 77). Brock, Baldwin, Goddard (Ward 71), Hartley, Ball (Bridges 66), Godfrey, James, Hammond, Kille

A thoroughly entertaining match which Saints deserved to win but in which Wellingborough were always in contention. Saints fielded a young side with Owen James and George Ball both making their debuts. The early stages of the game saw both sides sizing each other up with Saints looking the more fluid, but with Wellingborough strong in the tackle, and with pace up front.

 

Saturday 15th September

FA Vase

Brackley Town Saints (0) Crawley Green (1) 

Saints Team: Worby, March, Goddard, Middleton, Kille (Steele 78), Watts, Baldwin (Jordan 80), Hammond, Brock, Knight, Stott 

Ultimately a disappointing day for the young Saints. Easy to ask lots of questions about the Saints performance and what they did and didn’t do and often in these situations the opposing teams’ performance is overlooked. Crawley Green were well organised, defensively solid, and often dangerous on the break. Although Saints enjoyed circa 65% of possession they were unable to break down a resolute Crawley Green team.

 

UHL Hellenic League Premier Division

Tufley Rovers FC (1) Brackley Town Saints FC (2)

SAINTS: Worby, Brock, Bridges (Godfrey 45), March, Hartley, Steele, Stott (Giles 84), Hammond, Watts, Kille (Jordan 45), Knight

Subs not used: Powell, Cox

Saints travelled to Gloucester hoping to bounce back from the disappointing midweek defeat in the FA cup. Although they did that with a victory which moves them up to 4th place in the league TRFC will wonder how they didn’t get something from the game. But as a wise football pundit continues to say it is a game where the winner is the team that scores the most goals rather than the team that creates the most chances.