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With Leeds United and Huddersfield Town both not in action and Bradford City away there’s no better time for Season Ticket Holders of other clubs to come on down and cheer on The Lions.
Tuesday night’s Emirates FA Cup replay ended in a 2-1 victory after Will Hatfield and Kayode Odejayi confirmed a clash with Stourbridge on 20th October on home soil.
Focusing back on the league action Russ O’Neill and Marcus Bignot’s side will be looking for a return to winning ways after defeat last time out at York City.
Brackley may have crashed out of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday after a 3-2 defeat to Marine but their league form is impressive with four wins and three draws since their last loss way back in August.
Joint First Team Manager Russ O’Neill was delighted to get the job done on Tuesday night “We are over the moon to be through, you have just got to get through in the cup no matter how you do it. You have to give massive credit to Cleethorpes.”
“Cleethorpes really made it hard for us tonight, we go on about character and we found a way to win. To come back and go in front again shows a lot of character and belief in the squad we have.”
O’Neill again mentioned Scott Smith and Will Hatfield after the game and praised their performances “We have been encouraging Scott to get down the sides and make it hard for them, he got us the first goal on Saturday and the penalty tonight. Will has shown great composure after the save from the keeper to stick it in the corner.”
The match winner Odejayi also received praise from the Joint Manager “To be fair to Kayode he has not played for five weeks, he has played two full games in five days, fair play to him.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game O’Neill said “It is a really tough game, they’re a good team. They have been unlucky to not get up, they have been pushing last three or four seasons, Kevin Wilkin does a great job.”
Will Hatfield also reflected on Tuesday night’s win in a week where he has scored two goals in two games “We have definitely been in a game tonight, we should have had it done in the first leg but we got there in the end so we’re delighted.”
Speaking of his goal the man who turned 27 on Wednesday said “I was just in the right place at the right time, I have missed a penalty but look it happens, I put the ball in the net and that is the main thing. I am delighted and buzzing for everyone in the changing room because we deserve it.”
When asked about the amount of academy graduates in the side Hatfield replied “It’s great, Scotty is Scotty (Smith) he works so hard and gives so much to the team. There’s Will (Thornton) on there at the back too and there’s a few other younger players sniffing around the squad as well. It’s great to see, they have been here a long time now so it’s good to see them progressing.”
Looking ahead to Saturday’s fixture Will said “Every game is tough, keep them coming, if we apply ourselves like we have recently we will be fine, keep on going and winning games.”