Match review to follow.

 

The National League North season continues with the trip to Curzon Ashton on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

 

The National League North season continues with the visit of Hereford FC to St James Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

 

The National League North season enters September and Matchday 8 brings league leaders Chorley to St James Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

 

After Saturday’s goal-less draw at St James Park, Kevin Wilkin’s team travels on Monday to face Nuneaton Borough in a 3pm Bank Holiday kick-off.

Next up for Kevin Wilkin’s team is the visit in National League North of York City to St James Park on Saturday.

Wilkin spoke following his side’s 5-1 win at Ashton United last Saturday reflecting on the season so far. Read the full interview at https://en.brackleytownfc.com/index.php/teams/first-team/first-team-latest-news/552-wilkin-i-want-to-thank-the-fans-19-8-18

 

Following Tuesday evening’s trip to AFC Telford Saints head north on Saturday to Ashton United for a first ever visit to The Hurst Cross Stadium and first ever fixture against The Robins.

Despite enjoying the better of things at The New Bucks Head Stadium, especially in the first half, and creating lots of chances Kevin Wilkin’s side suffered a third defeat of the season going down 2-1, Gregg Smith scoring his first goal in a Brackley Town shirt.

The Hurst Cross Stadium has been home to Ashton United, called Hurst FC until a name change in the 1940’s, since the early 1880’s making it one of the oldest football grounds still in use. It was the first ground in the country to stage an FA-approved floodlit competition, the Lancashire and Cheshire Floodlit Cup in the 1954-55 season (for the record won in its inaugural year by Hyde United).

Ashton United gained promotion last season through the play-offs to regain Step 2 status previously held in the 2004-05 season. The Robins started this campaign with a win and two draws before the midweek defeat against York City.

If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action with regular bulletins on BBC Radio Oxford and via twitter on the club website.