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Gloucester City 0-1 Brackley Town

By Elliot Yates

Gloucester City fell to a 1-0 defeat against Brackley Town at the TigerTurf Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Brackley pressured the City defence in the early stages of the game, with their first attack seeing James Armson hit the post inside three minutes, after a trickling shot went through the City defence.

Brackley continued to pile on the pressure midway through the first half but City were able to soak it up and looked to take the game by the scruff of the neck.

Towards the end of the half, City were dominating in possession but were unable to find an opener as the half drew to a close.

Two minutes into the second half Brackley had a chance to find the illusive opener but fired over the bar from 25 yards out.

City continued to dominate in possession and Matt McClure had a golden opportunity to put the home side in front, timing his run perfectly to beat the offside trap but he equally couldn’t beat the Brackley keeper.

Despite the good chances, Brackley opened the scoring in the 54th minute. A low driven shot from George Carline was executed into the bottom left corner to give Brackley the opener.

With City now behind they needed to attack the opposition and had a chance to level the scores two minutes later when McClure met a Tomlinson cross but headed wide of the mark in the six yard box.

McClure then had another opportunity to level after City were given a penalty in the 63rd minute. It was proving not to be McClure’s day though with the penalty saved by the Brackley goalkeeper, Danny Lewis who dived the correct way to keep the opposition in front.

Brackley found themselves clear again with Callum Stead one on one with the Brandon Hall but somehow he managed to miss and scuff his attempted shot from around 6 yards out.

City scrambled to try and find a late winner but it was left too late and Brackley took all three points.


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