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FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Thu 07 Dec, 2017 9:20 am
by Nick Duckett
Broadhurst Park 3pm
National League North -
Admission: £10 Adults, £6 Concessions and £3 u/18s.

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Thu 07 Dec, 2017 12:38 pm
by Ben Hughes
Some pre match listening:

This week's This Club is My Club is out now! ... mber-2017/

This Club is My Club is back this week with a bumper show as we have reaction to FC United's big league match with Harrogate Town from Saturday afternoon, including the post match thoughts of Player Manager Tom Greaves.

We hear from club official Vinny Thompson on how FC United will be helping Manchester's homeless this Christmas.

And we hear from the new Manager at Moston United Dave Chadwick!

In addition we also find out how the Women's Team got on in their league clash against Liverpool Marshall Feds from Sunday.

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Fri 08 Dec, 2017 2:59 pm
by Paul Hinson
This is a match between the NLN teams with the best disciplinary record (Brackley - 1 Red 26 Yellows) and the worst (FCUM - 5 Reds 63 Yellows).
After FCUM won the first meeting in August 2015 the Saints have won all the next 4 clashes.
Brackley midfielder James Armson scored 4 goals in 14 second half minutes in their 5-0 win at North Ferriby United in August.
The Saints are in their 6th season in Conference North. In 2012-13 they finished 3rd.
Saints Manager Kevin Wilkin was sacked by Wrexham 24 hours after they lost the 2014-15 FA Trophy Final to North Ferriby United at Wembley.
FCUM are seeking their 8th successive home win in all competitions. They have 23 points from 20 games, the same as 2016-17.

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Sat 09 Dec, 2017 9:43 am
by Ben Hughes
FC Live this afternoon will have full coverage of FC United v Brackley Town

Tune in from 2.30pm on if you cannot make it in person.

Here is Statto Paul's Preview ... ley-town-h

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Sun 10 Dec, 2017 1:02 pm
by Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Sun 10 Dec, 2017 1:04 pm
by Guy Mansfield

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Sun 10 Dec, 2017 1:08 pm
by Guy Mansfield
Half time draw numbers:

1393 & 631

Re: FC United vs Brackley Sat 9th December

Posted: Tue 12 Dec, 2017 10:02 am
by Nick Duckett
Match report

FC United drew 1-1 with Brackley Town on a snowy Saturday afternoon at Broadhurst Park with a Steve Irwin penalty six minutes from time giving United a share of the spoils after James Armson scored for the visitors.

The game started on time after great work by a plethora of volunteers to clear the snow off the sheets covering the pitch. Both sides started the game looking to play neat football on the ground with United perhaps shading the early part of the match. Kieran Glynn and Tom Walker in particular, making driving runs at the Brackley rear-guard. Craig Lindfield just couldn’t his shot away after one foray and a Tom Greaves cross finding no one in the box.

On 17 minutes the home side were awarded a free-kick outside the area after a foul on Walker. Lindfield was just wide of the upright with the resulting free-kick. The game ebbed and flowed without any more real chances but several corners to United were handled by the visitors as half drew to close with the Reds looking the more likely side to score.

United started the second half on the front foot, Glynn’s cross met by Lindfield but Danny Lewis in the Brackley goal was equal to the task. Glynn was then brought down in the box but the referee waved away his penalty claims.

The game became a bit stop-start as Brackley broke up play by whatever means they could. However, it was a free-kick conceded by United that led to Alex Gudger heading the ball across the box for Armson to slot the ball home. 1-0 to Brackley.

No surprise that Brackley tried to protect what they had with their only other effort another free kick from Gudger going over the bar. The home side introduced their substitutes in quick succession as they chased the equaliser. One of the substitutes, Joel Logan started to get a grip of the match and drove into the box, a defender slipped and handled the ball, the referee had no hesitation pointing to the spot. Up stepped Irwin, top corner, 1-1.

FC still pressed on for a winner and looked the more likely to get one as the game drew to close with no further clear cut chances in front of 1893 spectators. A good point for United against Brackley as they now have a free weekend to reflect on four points from two tough games against teams that were both second in the league when they visited.

Website man of the match: Tom Walker was outstanding in the left wing back role. He did his defensive duties well and broke forward on numerous occasions setting up many FC United attacks.

Report by Neil Lees