Saturday 15th September

FA Vase

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.