Brackley Town FC sit proudly on top of the Vanarama National League North after making it four wins from the opening four matches after beating Nuneaton Town 1-0 at St James`s Park on Tuesday night.
The home side started the game with real purpose and took the lead on 11 minutes, when Ellis Myles found the net from distance with a sweet strike that gave the Nuneaton Keeper little chance.
The season opened with a tough home fixture against the much fancied FC United of Manchester which Brackley won 2 – 1 thanks to goals from Armson and Brown. “It’s a good start and a welcome three points,” was Kevin Wilkin’s verdict. “We played a solid game but had a nervy period when we allowed them to equalise. We created lots of chances in the first half that we failed to take but having been pegged back we came back with a terrific second goal.”
Brackley followed this with the first away outing of the new season at the New Bucks Head Stadium against AFC Telford, whom they competently dispatched 3 – 1 with goals from Brown, Ndlovu plus an own goal. After the game Wilkin said ‘That was a pleasing performance and away win. Our work-rate was impressive,”
Brackley secured a third league win with a comprehensive 5 – 0 away victory at Grange Lane, the home of newly relegated North Ferriby FC. Graham and four goals from Armson doing the damage. Kevin said “It is obviously pleasing to get another win. Again we created lots of chances and this afternoon we have shown the ruthlessness in front of goal.”
After this week’s latest victory against Nuneaton Town, a jubilant Wilkin commented, “The boys are playing to a really good level and have been expansive with the ball and good in lots of areas tonight,” We deserved the win and all credit to the players for a really solid performance that showed understanding of the game and some real quality.”
Next up is newly-promoted Spennymoor Town FC who have also enjoyed a 100 per cent start, albeit from only three matches. This one will be a tough encounter which everyone at the club are looking forward to.
Vanarama National League North Table as at 16th August 2017
Has your favourite player been sponsored yet? Both kits £100, home or away £50 each. Players not yet sponsored: Danny Lewis, Dan Farrell, Connor Franklin, Greg Kaziboni, Aaron Williams
Away kits unsponsored for Gareth Dean, Glenn Walker, Jack Byrne, Ben Tilney.
Saints Have Challenging Start
Brackley Saints FC’s new management team have been encouraged by the performance of their players albeit disappointed by the early results. The Saints season started with an opening home fixture against Royal Wooton Basset FC. After 30 minutes Saints were totally in control, 2-0 up and seemingly cruising to a handsome season opening day victory, thanks to goals from Bowden and Murphy but, 15 minutes later it was 2-2 and Saints were holding on desperate to hear the half time whistle.
The second half was a more even affair and overall a draw was a probably a fair result given that both sides will feel that they had the chance to win it.
Brackley Town Saints second fixture of the new season was an away trip to the Ridings, home to Chipping Sodbury FC. Both teams were enjoying their first ever appearance in the Emirates FA Challenge Cup in this Extra Preliminary Round tie. The home side ran out 3 – 1 victors infront of a crowd of 161.
Sodbury started brightly with great enthusiasm resulting in a 2-0 lead at half time. After the break the ‘Sods’ went 3 – 0 up early on into the second half. The Saints managed to pull a goal back but by then it was too late and the game was out of the saints reach.
Last Saturday the saints travelled to Saw Mills End, home of Longlevens FC. The home side were in a buoyant mood and quickly went into a 2-0 lead.
Brackley got back into the game just before half time when a great run and pass through the midfield found its way to Josh Bowden who turned and drilled a low effort into the bottom corner.
Longlevens started the second half as they had the first and asserted their dominance with two more goals mid-way through the half. Brackley Saints kept going and pulled one back as Bowden arched a run through the ‘Levens’ back four and finished well to make it 4-2. Soon after, it was 4-3 when Bowden was brought down in the area. He dusted himself down and converted from the spot. The final score was 4 -3 to Longlevens.
Brackley Town Under 18s
Brackley Town U18s met up for the first training session of this season on the 31st July under new management of Micheal Blackstock and assistant Kevin Squirrell
They had two full training sessions before their first pre season game against Easington on 5/8/17 running out 7-1winners with the boys playing some great possession football.
Then on Monday 7/8 with still players away on holiday Banbury United was the next venue,again Brackley where convincing winners with a 7-0 scoreline and playing attractive football.
Training continues every Monday and Wednesday building up to the first competitive game against Yaxley on September 6th at St James Park in the FA Youth Cup .... Come and Cheer the boys on.
MK Dons Exclusive News Release
MK Dons are coming to Brackley. An MK Dons Under 23 side, managed by Edu Rubio, will compete in The Central League in this 2017/18 season. Full details of the fixtures and venues are yet to be confirmed but it can be exclusively released in this edition of the newsletter, that five games will be played at St James Park, Brackley. First fixture on Wednesday 25th October, 7pm kick off against Wimbledon. Keep an eye on the web site of both clubs for the latest information.The Central League, which was formed in 1911, is the oldest reserve league in England. The League has always traditionally been made up of clubs from the Midlands, North Wales and North England, but at the start of the 2014/15 season, it expanded to become a national competition for the first time in its 103-year history.
The League provides important development opportunities for many young players as they seek to progress from youth football to the first team environment and for spectators, it is an opportunity to catch a glimpse of tomorrows premier league talent
Clairvoyance comes to Brackley
Come and enjoy a fascinating evening of clairvoyance at the Park Suite on Friday 13th October 2017 featuring Jennie Grayson. Jennie is described as one of Britains most accurate and amazing mediums. Jennie is appearing throughout September on Sky TV’s Psychic Today (channel 886). Tickets cost only £14 and can be purchased from the club web site using PayPal, debit or credit card. Booking fees may apply.
Refurbished and Ready To Go
Brackley Town FC’s newly refurbished Park Suite is available for hire. This multi-use facility is suitable for every occasion such as business meetings, parties, live events, fund-raising, weddings engagement etc.
The suite can be sectioned to accommodate from 10 to 150 people. Corporate facilities are available.
The room is offered FREE for charitable fund-raising events (excludes Saturday evenings) subject to certain terms and conditions.
For more details, please see the web site
Wednesdays are Community Days
Every Wednesday is a Saints Community Project day at the Club. The Saints Community Project at Brackley Town Football Club first opened its doors on a Wednesday in Sept 2015. There was a definite gap in the town’s provision for those who might feel isolated or lonely in their daily lives. The Comminity Project was set up to provide an easily accessible venue for people to enjoy themselves, improving their quality of life and enhancing their, mental and social well-being. The Projects main purpose was to create a themed day of actives once per month but this soon grew into a weekly event. Kim Grantham, Project Co-ordinator said ‘We bring together a range of people, passing on social and life lessons, building a friendship network .We also creat a network of help and advice for people to feel more empowered and secure in their daily lives.
The Local police regularly visit the Project to offer advice about the latest scams or frauds and provide useful information. The Community Project has a list of recommended and trusted traders giving people confidence to call upon them when work is required. With services like this, the project goes much further than just four hours on a Wednesday.
Whilst the Saints Community Project is open every Wednesday in the clubhouse from 10am to 1.30pm, there are a number of special event days planned starting at 10.00 till 14.30.
The British Proms on 20th September
Back to the 60’s on October
Children in Need 1st November
Christmas Jumper Party 6th December
Christmas Lunch 13th December
For more details, please see the web site. Your Club Needs You
Match Day Volunteers are required for both First Team & The Saints games. The following roles need to be filled.
Car Park Attendants
Selling Raffle Tickets
For further details please contact
A ‘Well Done’ from the England Manager
England Manager Gareth Southgate congratulated Brackley Town Football Club on our recent funding success.
The Club are celebrating after being awarded a £2100 ‘Grow the Game’ grant, which attracted praise from the England Manager.
The grant, which will provide a boost to grassroots football in Brackley, has paved the way for Brackley Town Football Club Juniors to create all girl football teams for ages 8 to 11. The initial stage of the project is to introduce a girls soccer school which will commence on Saturday 9th September on the all-weather pitch starting at 9.30am, with a view to create at least 2 teams by the end of the current season
England Men’s Senior Manager and Football Foundation Ambassador, Gareth Southgate, said: “I am so pleased that Brackley Town Football Club Juniors has secured this Grow the Game grant. The club has worked very hard with Northamptonshire County FA and the Football Foundation to get more local people playing football so that they can enjoy the many physical and mental benefits that come with playing regular sport.
“Grow the Game is mainly funded by The FA and delivered by the Football Foundation. This is money that is flowing from the very top of the game down to the lowest levels, to help clubs at the grassroots to bear the cost of starting up a new team, whether it be for a new kit, pitch hire or sending volunteers on FA accredited coaching courses.”
Janene Butters, Managing Director said: We have been looking to offer football for girls for a period of time now. To enable us to do this we sought assistance from Northamptonshire County FA and financial assistance from the Football Foundation to fund this project. I would like to personally thank our funding partners. This project would not be possible without their generous contribution and support.
Summer Holiday Soccer Schools
We have been offering soccer schools through the summer holidays for 5-11 years There are still places left for next week Monday 21st August to Wednesday 23 August, £20 per day.
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