New signing :
Welcome to Brackley Town Connor Hall. Connor is a 25 year old defender / midfielder who has spent the last two seasons at Biggleswade Town. He has previously spent time at Bury Town in the Ryman League and St Neots in the Southern League.
New signing :
Welcome to Brackley Town - Gregg Smith
Gregg Smith is well known to Saints supporters having played against Brackley for Boston United. Gregg, 28, is a striker who has also played at centre back and has signed for Kevin’s team for the forthcoming season. Gregg enjoyed two seasons at Boston having been one of Dennis Greene’s first signings in July 2016 but suffered a serious ankle injury that kept him out for six months. Previously he had spells at Spalding United, King’s Lynn Town, Grantham Town and Stamford AFC.
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.
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.