Recap | Brackley Town (a)

February 28, 2024
Recap | Brackley Town (a)
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CHORLEY fell to their first league game defeat in four games having won each of the previous four at the hands of Brackley Town, Morgan Roberts's early goal enough to get the hosts a 1-0 win.

The Magpies struggled to settle into the contest in the early stages and after a fast-paced start, the hosts got themselves off to the best possible start as MORGAN ROBERTS reacted first to get on the end of Connor Hall’s initial shot to slam home into the roof of the net.

Following the opening goal, attacking action was few and far between from both sides through to the final ten minutes of the first half where Chorley began to push with intent albeit without creating any real chances of note.

Brackley very nearly doubled their lead in stoppage time having broken away quickly on the counter attack in numbers, but Roberts couldn’t get on the end of Hall’s low cross aimed at the back post.

Kieran Glynn in action for the Magpies against Brackley Town (David Airey)

Chorley looked to get back into the game after the restart and had another spell of possession with 20-minutes to go that almost lead to an equalising goal, Frankie Maguire firing into the side-netting with a wicked low shot from 18-yards.

Hall very nearly came back to haunt his former side with a spectacular diving header that struck the post from George Carline’s cross from the right.

Chorley threw everything at it in the final minutes but it was to be the hosts who had the last chance of the match, Danny Newton breaking free to beat Harvey Smith and find a route to goal but by trying to place his effort into the corner, it went just wide.

Brackley Town: Lewis, Carline, Calder, Murombedzi, Gudger, Newton, Roberts, Lyttle, Hall (Turner, 90'), O'Sullivan, Lilly. Unused: Armson, Bates, Matwasa, Evans.

Chorley: Dearnley, Henley, Ellis, Smith, Wilson (Blakeman, 80’), Maguire (Donawa, 83’), Calveley, Glynn, Ubaezuonu (Hazlehurst, 63’), Sampson, Johnson. Unused: Shenton, Horbury.

Goalscorer: Roberts (8')

Cautions: Lilly (5'), Smith (20'), Newton (31'), Murombedzi (59'), Hazlehurst (80')

Referee: Con Hatzidakis.

Assistants: Harry Price & Thomas Brockwell.

Attendance: 466.

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