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 take on National League Bromley in the Buildbase FA Trophy final at Wembley on Sunday. Turnstiles open at 10.45am. Tickets gain entry to both the FA Vase and Trophy matches.
This will be the third Non-League Finals Day combining Vase and Trophy finals on one day. The Vase final is between Thatcham Town and Stockton with kick-off at 12.15pm.
For the Trophy final the teams will arrive at the stadium for 2.45pm with warm-up on the pitch from 3.25pm. The teams will be called to the tunnel at 4.05pm and led onto the pitch by the respective managers. After the presentation party led by Prince Edward has been introduced to the players and the national anthem the final will kick-off at 4.15pm.
Goal-line technology will be in use for the final – another first for the Saints! Should the scores be level after 90 minutes, a half hour of extra-time will be played, followed by penalties if necessary.
Both teams will be wearing their home colours. Brackley will occupy the east changing room and Brackley supporters the east end of Wembley with the players’ tunnel and royal box to our right.
Re-live the journey from the qualifying round win against Salford City to the epic double-header semi-final against Wealdstone at
The team trained on Thursday evening with the whole squad fit. Kevin Wilkin and the team will depart from the club on Saturday morning for an overnight hotel stop with Saturday afternoon training and the build-up to the game on Sunday.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow all the action on BT Sport’s live TV coverage and on BBC Radio Northampton and BBC Radio Oxford’s live commentary. The match is being covered live also on other media outlets including Talk Sport.
The post-Wembley party takes place at the club on Sunday evening. Entry is free but strictly by wrist-band only.