Emirates FA Cup 2nd extra qualifying round replay

Hadley FC (1)  Brackley Saints (0)

Saints team : Worby, March, Hartley, Bridges, Baldwin, Kille (Brock 69), Hammond, Watts (Godfrey 76), Jordan, Knight Subs not used : Steele, Giles, Cox

Firstly let me deal with potential claims of sour grapes. Hadley deserved their victory, they had a very strong last 30 minutes, and created a number of good chances. However the winning goal was strongly disputed for what looked like a pretty clear cut foul on Saints keeper, Worby. The fact that the ref disagreed was surprising and extremely unfair on Worby who had earlier made two sensational saves when Saints were under immense pressure.

Emirates FA Cup - Extra Preliminary Round

Brackley Saints (0) Hadley FC (0)

Worby, Bridges, Goddard, March, Steele (Jordan 65), Watts, Hammond, Brock (Kille 72), Baldwin, Knight, Stott.

Subs not used; Cox, Giles, Godfrey, Ward

Expectations were  high as both teams hoped to extend their Emirates FA Cup run to the First Qualifying Round.

Brackley Saints (0) Holmer Green (1)

Team : Worby, Hartley, Goddard, March, Rhema, Middleton, Hammond (c), Watts, Brock, Rasulo, Jordan – Subs : Baldwin (51), Steele (66), Moffat, Green, Cox

Saints lined up with a much changed side from the victory on Saturday, with 4 changes and with Rhema and Rasulo making their Saints debuts.

Brackley Town Saints 3 Longlevens AFC 2

The game was not as close as the final score might suggest. Other than for the first 20 minutes Saints were the dominant force in the match. The visitors managed to convert 2 of the 4/5 chances that they created whereas Saints converted only 3 of their 8/9 chances not least of all because of a cracking performance by the visiting keeper who made at least 3 top drawer saves.

The first thing to say is that Saints lost the unfortunate Coleman who was injured in the pre match warm up.