Brackley Town manager Jon Brady said a change of formation helped his side to earn a point against AFC Telford on Tuesday evening.
Saints had been outplayed by Telford in a sloppy first half to go into the break a goal down, but the introduction of Elliot Sandy sparked a change of shape and helped Brackley take control of the match with Glenn Walker’s strike midway through the second half enough to earn Brady’s side a point.
He said: “It was a game of two halves. They were first to everything in the first half, they looked the more livelier of both teams but we changed our shape in the second half and we gave it one hell of a go.
“We huffed and puffed and came back into it. I’d say in the end we had all the possession second half but we didn’t really have too many chances on top of that.
“The front two were isolated first half but Telford hit the ball long, land on the second ball and try to keep hold of it in the final third. They got hold of everything we headed back and they dictated play.
“Once we got to grips with that we started to win the midfield battle and then once we won that we started to play and move the ball – we moved the ball quite quickly second half and I thought we were a lot better in possession. There were a few half chances but I thought we were by miles the better team in the second half, but to be fair Telford they were the best team in the first half.
“Let’s get it right – they’re one of the favourites to win the league and you can see they have a good team and they were very good tonight and played well.”
Brady was also impressed with striker Danny Newton, who was making his full debut for Brackley, adding: “Danny was very lively. We play a certain way and he’ll learn that. He’s trained with us a little bit and tonight was really positive. He’s got pace and got in a few times tonight and had a shot which the ‘keeper made a good save.”