12-01-19 CUP Brackley Ath 0 v 2 BAMPTON

Brackley 0 v 2 Bampton

Tough game today with Brackley a strong side who battle for every ball.

We didn't get to our highest level of play, mostly because of the energy Brackley were putting in. Again, it was thr type of scrappy game we would have struggled with in previous seasons but we are now as strong and tenacious as anyone. Nothing epitomises that more than Jamie who fought and battler all game. Dan made some world class saves today, a dive to his left, palming the ball clear a highlight. JackC and Charlie were outstanding in defence, Jack strong in the middle and Charlies pace too much for anyone. .

Midfield played well, James has the best first touch in thr world, taking thd ball from out thr sky with ease, plus a fine defensive header to clear danger, throw in a goal and its the perfect midfield display.Euan played his best game in a while, making good runs forward and transitioning well when needed.Angus scored a beauty, looping shot from 30 yards.Elias runs with the ball so well and made some good chances down the right.Zack and Nathan both showed great moments and good ball control but it was one of those days when the ball just didn't go their way, Nathan scoring after some great passing play but flagged for offside before ball came across to him. Thomas played in a couple of positions and made some great midfield passes and runs forward. Lachlan showed in spells how good he is on the ball, linking up well on the left coming forward. .

So a good battling game, one I'm please we came away with a win as it shows how far we have came in our desire to be competitive..




Man of the Match

James Drury

James was everywhere today. As mentioned earlier, strong in midfield, defensive headers and a goal. It doesn't get much better than that