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Ray Simpson / 5th January 2021

Busy month ahead for Quakers

Busy month ahead for Quakers

Trip to Brackley is the start of a busy schedule

We have seven league games and one Trophy tie to play this month, weather and Covid permitting, so Alun Armstrong’s squad is going to be stretched to the limit.

We start this busy period with a trip to seventh placed Brackley tonight.


Team News: Luke Charman could return to the starting line up after recovering from a hamstring injury.

Nicky Hunt and Tony McMahon will both probably return after being rested for the Blyth game.

Louis Laing twisted his knee in the game against Spennymoor, and is out.

Michael Liddle is unavailable because of work

Omar Holness has a thigh injury.

Ben Hedley has a groin impact injury

Johnny Saltmer takes over in goal from Melvin Minter, who has returned to Harrogate Town


League position 19TH Played 9, won 4, drawn 1, lost 4, goals for 17 against 8, points 13

Points per game position: 9th 1.44 per game

Quakers form (League and cup): WLLWWWWLWWLLWWDW

Leading scorers in all comps: Adam Campbell 6, Luke Charman 5, Jarrett Rivers 5


Recent matches

28th December v Blyth (h) won 6-0 O’Neill 2, Sousa, Rivers, Maguire, Campbell

Minter, Atkinson, Reid, Storey, Watson, Wheatley (sub Liddle 75), Hatfield, O’Neill, Rivers, Sousa (sub Maguire 68),  Campbell (sub Hudson 71)

Subs: Saltmer, McMahon





26th December v Spennymoor (h) 0-0

19th December FA Trophy 3 v Telford United (home) drew 2-2 Rivers, Hatfield, won 5-3 on pens

16th December FA Trophy 2 City of Liverpool (home) won 2-0 Charman, Sousa

29TH November v Bristol Rovers (away) FA Cup 2 lost 0-6

24th November v Bradford PA (home) lost 0-1





League position: 7th played 13, won 5, drawn 6, lost 2, goals scored 18, goals against 16 pts 21

Points per game position: 6th 1.62 per game

Best win so far this season:  5-1 v Marske in FA Cup 2Q

Leading scorer:  Lee Ndlovu 7

Manager Kevin Wilkin

Recent matches:

2nd January v Kettering (home) drew 1-1 Byrne

Team:  Lewis; Myles, Cullinane-Liburd, Dean, Coleman; Byrne, Murombedzi (Lowe 64), Chambers (Franklin 77), York; Ndlovu (Mitford 40), Armson.   Subs unused:  Tee, Worby.


28th December v Gloucester (home) won 3-2 Byrne 2, Dlovu

19th December FA trophy 3 Chesterfield (away) drew 0-0, lost 5-4 on pens

15th December FA Trophy 2 Royston (home) won 3-2

12th December Blyth (home) won 2-1 Byrne, Ndlovu

8th December Spennymoor (home) won 1-0 Lowe



Previous meetings:

2019-20 Brackley 5 Darlington 1 (Thompson),  Darlington 1 (Campbell) Brackley 1 Highlights here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iX0mX35LT3A&t=15s

2018-19 Brackley 2 Darlington 4 (Styche 3, Ainge) 



Darlington 0 Brackley 2

2017-18 Darlington 0 Brackley 3, Brackley 3 Darlington 0

2016-17 Brackley 2 Darlington 2 (Thompson, Gillies), Darlington 1 (Thompson) Brackley 0


Brackley won the FA Trophy in 2019, but they lost in the third round of this season’s competition to Chesterfield.

They have lost in the play offs in each of the last three seasons


 How to follow the game:

Brackley TV -- you can buy your match pass here:  https://btfc.ticketco.events/uk/en

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