FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

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Nick Duckett

FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

Post by Nick Duckett » Mon 22 Oct, 2018 1:00 pm

Match Arrangements tbc

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Re: FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

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Paul Hinson
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Re: FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

Post by Paul Hinson » Fri 26 Oct, 2018 10:36 am

FCUM won the first meeting against the Saints in October 2015 but have drawn 1 and lost 4 of the following 5 clashes.
New manager Neil Reynolds played in the Clitheroe side that won 2-1 against FCUM at Shawbridge in November 2007.
Reynolds was Assistant manager at Bamber Bridge when they lost 0-3 at Brackley Town in an FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round tie in October 2015 after the Brig had eliminated Mossley, Goole, Skelmersdale United and Kettering Town.
FCUM had 7 starters under the age of 21 at Kidderminster Harriers last Saturday and 5 substitutes under 21, using 3 of them. The average age of the starting eleven was 22.
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. Brackley won the 2018 FA Trophy Final in a penalty shootout against Bromley after scoring with an own goal in the 96th minute.
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Re: FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Sat 27 Oct, 2018 9:57 pm

Reynolds reign begins with a draw at home to Brackley.

'New FC United manager Neil Reynolds began his reign at Broadhurst Park with a creditable 1-1 draw at home to highflying Brackley Town with a wonder strike on his debut from Mike Potts.

Potts gave the Reds a half time lead with a sweet strike from outside the box but a volley from James Armson on the hour mark meant the points were shared.

New FC United manager Neil Reynolds began his reign at Broadhurst Park with a creditable 1-1 draw at home to highflying Brackley Town with a wonder strike on his debut from Mike Potts.

Potts gave the Reds a half time lead with a sweet strike from outside the box but a volley from James Armson on the hour mark meant the points were shared.

Much of the talk before the game was positive and it soon became clear that the new man in charge; looking every bit the man in charge in his club suit on the side-line, had brought his style of play to Broadhurst Park.

The Reds looked more organised, confident and, most importantly, dangerous when attacking. New signings Mike Potts and Josh Wallen sat deep in the midfield and impressed on their debuts for the club. Potts came with Reynolds from Bamber Bridge and is obviously a man the new boss trusts as he gave him the captains armband on his first start.

Potts repaid that faith with a sublime strike to open the scoring on the half hour mark. A corner hadn’t been fully cleared and fell to Potts on the edge of the area who struck the ball beautifully to leave Brackley ‘keeper Danny Lewis no chance of getting anywhere near it.

The visitors began the game in a play-off spot but it was the men in red who looked more dangerous throughout and it was clear the best chance the visiting side had of getting a goal would be from a set piece.

This was the case on the hour mark as a low free kick from the right was flicked into the FC United goal by James Armson to level things up.

Rather than sit back and what would look on paper to be a respectable point from the game the Reds came forward looking for a winner and a string of chances came close to giving the Reds the lead again. None more so than when Jack Bannister headed towards goal from inside the six-yard box and only saw his effort denied by a great reflex save from Smith.

It’s a sign of how well FC played on the day that you came away from the match feeling we could have easily taken three points from a game against the team that now sits seveth in the league.

Certainly, there’s an exciting buzz around Broadhurst Park again and with the next three games coming against teams all in the bottom half of the league it’s certainly going to be an interesting two weeks coming up.

Website man of the match: Mike Potts – Took the captains armband, turned in a great performance in the middle of the park and scored a fantastic goal. Not a bad way to introduce yourself at your new club.'

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Re: FC United vs Brackley. 3pm Saturday, 27th October 2018

Post by Guy Mansfield » Mon 29 Oct, 2018 11:30 am

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