POSTPONED WATERLOGGED PITCH
Kevin Wilkin’s side travels to Hereford on Tuesday evening for a re-arranged NLN fixture.
Saints beat leaders Stockport County on Saturday to continue a fine run of form. 8 wins in 9 league games has included 5 clean-sheets with 18 goals scored and just 4 conceded as Brackley have hit 4th spot fighting off fierce competition from a clutch of clubs just below. A real strength has been the spread of goal scorers. In those 9 games no fewer than 8 players shared the 18 goals with Carl Baker top scoring with five. Overall Lee Ndlovu tops Brackley’s scoring charts with a season’s tally of 19.
Speaking after Saturday’s win against Stockport, Kevin Wilkin was quick to emphasise the importance of the Hereford fixture in maintaining his side’s play-off chances: “We have to bring ourselves back down to earth after this terrific win because we have a tough game ahead on Tuesday at Hereford. We have some bumps and bruises and two left-backs who look like they will be out so that creates a bit of an issue and a problem for us. But, as we have all season, we will not moan and groan about it. We will get on with it and deal with it and do the very best that we can. So credit to the players. Hereford also had a great result and we know it’s a mightily tough place to go. We understand that and respect that but we are in decent form at the moment and hopefully we can continue that.”
Hereford themselves have hit strong form lifting themselves clear of any lingering relegation worries. The Bulls have lost just twice in 2019, are unbeaten in five games and staged a remarkable come-back on Saturday overcoming a 0-2 half-time deficit to win 4-2 against Darlington in front of 2294 spectators.
The two sides met for the first time at St James Park in September when goals from Jimmy Armson and Lee Ndlovu secured the win for the home side. The sides met in the FA Trophy at Edgar Street in January, Brackley again coming out on top with goals from Shane Byrne, Lee Ndlovu and Shaun Jeffers.
If you cannot get to the game you can follow the action via twitter on the club website.