Reports

 

19th March 2019

Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup

Wantage Town (1) Brackley Town Saints (2) 

Saints: Worby, Middleton. Brock, Godfrey, Goddard (Baldwin 54), Ward , Ball (G), Watts (Bowden 55), Knight, Hammond (Swann 80), Ball (S)

Subs not used – Whitmore, Thompson, 

This was a tricky tie for Saints. Wantage decided to play what was effectively their development team in this fixture, having one eye on a top of the table clash with Brimscombe on Saturday. If Saints thought that it was going to be easy they were mistaken, but it says an awful lot for this Saints side that they were eventually able to overcome an enthusiastic and determined  Wantage side that were in the game right to the end. 

 

16th March 2019

UHL Hellenic League Premier Division

Brackley Town Saints (5) Ascot United (1) 

Saints: Worby, Middleton. Brock, Godfrey, Goddard, Ward , Ball (G), Watts, Knight, Hammond, Kille

Subs – Bowden, Swann, 

Given the dreadful windy conditions this was a very entertaining game in which both teams had their moments but in which Saints were absolutely clinical in front of goal. The first 15 minutes or so were very even as the 2 teams tried to come to terms with the strong and gusting wind which was blowing straight down the pitch. Ascot chose to play with the wind at their backs and found it hard to find their range of pass with many overhit throughout the first 45 minutes. 

 

9th February 2019

UHL Hellenic League Premier Division

Reading City (1) Brackley Town Saints (0) 

Saints: Worby, Ball (S), Brock, Godfrey, Goddard, Middleton, Ball (G), Watts, Knight, Hammond, Kille

Subs: Ward,  

Saints disappointment following this defeat was compounded when it became clear that they had missed the chance to peg back league leaders Brimscombe & Thrupp, who lost at Tuffley.

As a spectacle the game was awful played on a lifeless pitch, the game was constantly interrupted with free kicks, bookings, arguments about free kicks and bookings, delays whilst replacement balls were found. It was in the end a very stop start affair. 

 

Tuesday 6th March

UHL Hellenic League – Premier Division

Brackley Town Saints (2) Abingdon United (0) 

SAINTS: Worby, Ball (S), Brock, Watts, Goddard, Hartley (Middleton 61), Ball (G), Hammond, Bowden (Kille 61), Godfrey, Knight (Mathers 88)

SUBS not used: Ward, Ireland 

Saints dusted themselves down after the disappointing loss at the weekend and secured a deserved 3 points against a resolute Abingdon side who have shown a marked improvement in form over recent weeks. It was not Saints at their most fluent, however they were defensively solid and in a second half where their quality improved they created enough opportunities to have won more comfortably.