OPPONENTS: Phoenix United Minor – Drew 1-1
Brackley started the game the better of the 2 sides getting the ball down and trying to play as much as possible through midfield. With some great defending, the bar and couple of good stops from the Phoenix Gk remained 0-0. As the half grew so did Phoenix playing some nice football from central midfield to the wingers, resulting in a freekick just outside of the Brackley penalty area. The resulting freekick went through everyone and 1-0 to Phoenix. If anything, this seemed to wake Brackley up more and were pressing well and nicked the ball in a good area and won a penalty just before half time which was converted HT 1-1.
The second half started and Brackley could have been 2-1 up within the first minute if not for a brilliant save from the Phoenix GK, the half was very much back and forth with both sides looking to get a winner, 2 goal line clearances and two 1 on 1 saves from the Brackley GN kept the scores level. Brackley had a few freekicks in good areas but unable to convert them whilst the Phoenix striker looked very dangerous on the attack l and the match finished 1-1.
A very competitive and physical match with both sides cancelling each other out and trying to play football at all times, probably a fair result over the 2 halves.