Saturday 15th September
Brackley Town Saints (0) Crawley Green (1)
Saints Team: Worby, March, Goddard, Middleton, Kille (Steele 78), Watts, Baldwin (Jordan 80), Hammond, Brock, Knight, Stott
Ultimately a disappointing day for the young Saints. Easy to ask lots of questions about the Saints performance and what they did and didn’t do and often in these situations the opposing teams’ performance is overlooked. Crawley Green were well organised, defensively solid, and often dangerous on the break. Although Saints enjoyed circa 65% of possession they were unable to break down a resolute Crawley Green team.
UHL Hellenic League Premier Division
Tufley Rovers FC (1) Brackley Town Saints FC (2)
SAINTS: Worby, Brock, Bridges (Godfrey 45), March, Hartley, Steele, Stott (Giles 84), Hammond, Watts, Kille (Jordan 45), Knight
Subs not used: Powell, Cox
Saints travelled to Gloucester hoping to bounce back from the disappointing midweek defeat in the FA cup. Although they did that with a victory which moves them up to 4th place in the league TRFC will wonder how they didn’t get something from the game. But as a wise football pundit continues to say it is a game where the winner is the team that scores the most goals rather than the team that creates the most chances.
Emirates FA Cup 2nd extra qualifying round replay
Hadley FC (1) Brackley Saints (0)
Saints team : Worby, March, Hartley, Bridges, Baldwin, Kille (Brock 69), Hammond, Watts (Godfrey 76), Jordan, Knight Subs not used : Steele, Giles, Cox
Firstly let me deal with potential claims of sour grapes. Hadley deserved their victory, they had a very strong last 30 minutes, and created a number of good chances. However the winning goal was strongly disputed for what looked like a pretty clear cut foul on Saints keeper, Worby. The fact that the ref disagreed was surprising and extremely unfair on Worby who had earlier made two sensational saves when Saints were under immense pressure.
Emirates FA Cup - Extra Preliminary Round
Brackley Saints (0) Hadley FC (0)
Worby, Bridges, Goddard, March, Steele (Jordan 65), Watts, Hammond, Brock (Kille 72), Baldwin, Knight, Stott.
Subs not used; Cox, Giles, Godfrey, Ward
Expectations were high as both teams hoped to extend their Emirates FA Cup run to the First Qualifying Round.
Brackley Saints (0) Holmer Green (1)
Team : Worby, Hartley, Goddard, March, Rhema, Middleton, Hammond (c), Watts, Brock, Rasulo, Jordan – Subs : Baldwin (51), Steele (66), Moffat, Green, Cox
Saints lined up with a much changed side from the victory on Saturday, with 4 changes and with Rhema and Rasulo making their Saints debuts.
Brackley Town Saints 3 Longlevens AFC 2
The game was not as close as the final score might suggest. Other than for the first 20 minutes Saints were the dominant force in the match. The visitors managed to convert 2 of the 4/5 chances that they created whereas Saints converted only 3 of their 8/9 chances not least of all because of a cracking performance by the visiting keeper who made at least 3 top drawer saves.
The first thing to say is that Saints lost the unfortunate Coleman who was injured in the pre match warm up.
Virginia Water 0 Brackley Town Saints 2
BTFC – Worby, Goddard, Ward, March, Baldwin (c), Middleton, Hammond, Godfrey, Brock, Knight, Stott.
Subs – Kille, Jordan, Hartley, Coleman
After an encouraging FA Cup win at the weekend Saints travelled to Windsor looking to extend their unbeaten season start. They were certainly pleased to see the playing surface which was looking immaculate.