On Tuesday (12th February) we travel to Victoria Park to face top of the league Chorley, with the opportunity to consolidate our position in the play-off places and reduce the gap between the two teams. When we met earlier in the season, at St James’ Park, it was a 2-2 draw with Conner Franklin and Lee Ndlovu getting the Brackley goals. Chorley FC, known as the Magpies, occupy the top spot with 57 points from 28 games, although they lost on Saturday away to Southport, finishing 5-3, despite an Alex Newby hat-trick. Chorley trailed 4-1 at half time and faced an uphill struggle second half.

Brackley are in 6th place after an impressive unbeaten sequence of ten games in league and cup competitions and have 45 league points from 28 games. On Saturday, Brackley beat AFC Telford 3-1 at home, the team who are one place above us in the league. Everything points to an exciting but challenging game on Tuesday night.

According to the AA Route Planner, the Victoria Ground, Chorley, is 156 miles from Brackley, located north of Manchester and travel time will be around 2 hours 55 minutes, although it may be longer taking into consideration congestion along the M6.

For Brackley fans making the journey on Tuesday, admission prices are £12 adults, £9 over-60’s, £7 students, £5 for 12 to16 year olds and under 12’s are admitted free.