Well, well, who saw that coming? What a way to finish off the most successful season in our history. Talk about lows and highs, after the disappointment of losing the play off final last Sunday at Harrogate to the winning of the Buildbase F A Trophy against Bromley this Sunday how quickly things can change. I imagine like me everyone is still on a high after the excitement at the way we won. It could not have been scripted better. What a momentous achievement by Kevin, the players, the coaches and all the background staff, they never gave up, a credit to them all.

 

Day Trip To Wembley

20 May 2018

(to be sung to the tune of ’Day Trip To Bangor’)

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Didn’t we have a luvverly time

The day we went to Wembley?

When we got to our ground,

There were coaches all round,

You only had to find your number.

There was a holiday feel,

But wth much greater zeal,

The sun shone like an omen,

We each had a dream,

With the same common theme,

It was Red and White.

 

As we set on our way,

On this momentous day,

The early route was friendly.

Each familiar sight,

Made us feel right,

The green fields helped to make us comfy.

Then as we travelled away,

The country gave sway,

To towns and sprawling buildings.

But we didn’t care less,

We had a team we could bless,

In the Red and White.

 

When we reached hallowed ground,

We were hit by the sound,

And a sea of Brackley colours.

The setting was vast,

Would our dream last?

We’d know it all in 90 minutes.

The ‘flame-throwers’ flared,

And everyone stared 

As the teams came out the tunnel.

If we had any fears,

They were drowned by the cheers,

For the Red and White.

 

The match just sped by,

Under clear mid-May sky,

To a script that was a thriller.

It was too hard to plumb,

What would next come,

There were twists and turns when least expected.

But justice was served,

We got what we deserved,

Our hands were on the Trophy.

We knew where it was bound,

And the ribbons around

Were the Red and White.

 

John Leppard      

May ‘18

Wembley fever has gripped Brackley. Over 5500 tickets sold for the Brackley section, 30 shops entered the window competition (congratulations to Bloomers and all entrants and thank you for your magnificent support), red and white flags adorn dozens of High Street premises and the club shop has been almost emptied of Wembley merchandise. The Town is ready for Wembley.

Brackley’s March to the Arch

The 48th FA Trophy competition started on Saturday 7 October with 128 teams contesting the preliminary round.  Egham Town beat Shoreham 7-1 in front of 68 spectators while Cray Wanderers crushed Horsham 8-0.  The highest attended game was at Scarborough Athletic where 1338 spectators saw rivals South Shields triumph 5-2.  The round sadly saw one walk-over as Guernsey withdrew giving Hertford Town a bye.

 

After scoring in this years extra preliminary rounds player Alex Stott along with other selected players to score in the cup this season has his name printed on the match ball - congratulations Alex and Saints!

 

Home Friendlies

Tues 10th July Northampton Town 7.45pm

Fri 13th July MK Dons 7.45pm

Sat 28th July Oxford City 3pm

Admission prices : pay at the turnstile

Adults £6

Concessions £3

Under 18s £1

Under 10a Free

 

Early Bird Season Ticket prices available until 1st July 2018

Adults: £175
Concessions over 60’s & students: £87.50
U18’s: £40