Gloucester City v Brackley Town

\r\n\r\n\r\n \r\n\r\nDate: Tuesday 17 September, 2013\r\nCompetition: Skrill North\r\nVenue: Whaddon Road\r\nKick-off: 7.45pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: Formed in 1890, Brackley Town have spent much of their history playing in the lower rungs of the Non League system, having been mainstays in the Hellenic League before fluctuating between the Southern League and the former.\r\n\r\nIn 2004 they were promoted to the Southern League Division One Midlands and won that league in 2006/07 to join Gloucester City in the Southern Premier League.\r\n\r\nIn 2011/12 they won promotion to the Football Conference for the first time in their history after winning the Southern League by eight points and haven’t looked back, impressing in the division.\r\n\r\nForm Guide: Brackley are the in-form team in the Skrill North this season. After losing last year’s play-off final to Halifax Town, the Northamptonshire side have started the season ablaze and currently lie top of the division.\r\n\r\nThey are also undefeated and yet to concede away from home, only conceding one goal overall in the league, so this will undoubtedly be City’s toughest test of the 2013/14 season so far.\r\n\r\nHistory: The fixture is an oddity of some sort as Brackley has a 100% away record at Gloucester City, yet Gloucester City has a 100% away record at St James Park.\r\n\r\nIn a dominant display, the Saints beat City 4-1 at Whaddon Road early last season; but the Tigers gained revenge in February with a brilliant 1-0 victory.\r\n\r\nGloucester City wins: 3\r\n\r\nDraws: 0\r\n\r\nBrackley Town wins: 3\r\n\r\nTeam news: Club captain Matt Coupe is still suspended for the final game of his three match ban.\r\n\r\nIt is suspected to be Tom Hamblin’s last game in a City shirt before moving to London.\r\n\r\nMatt Groves and defender Mike Green are both expected to be fit, and are likely to take a place on the bench.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch full coverage of Gloucester City v Brackley Town on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial), as well as live match commentary from Severn Sport (www.severnsport.co.uk) from 7.45pm Tuesday. Gloucester City’s Media coverage is sponsored by Baylis Motors.

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