Brackley Town continued their stunning start to the season with wins against Bishop’s Stortford and local rivals Corby Town over the bank holiday weekend.
On Saturday, Bishop’s Stortford’s first ever visit to Brackley ended in a narrow defeat from an excellent game of football that tested Saints to the full.
Glenn Walker’s 40th minute goal gave Saints the half-time lead in a very competitive encounter between two attack-minded teams.
While the home side enjoyed the greater share of possession and chances, Blues created some sustained pressure as the second half wore on and the result remained in doubt until the final whistle as Brackley defended stoutly to record successive clean sheets.
Meanwhile, on Monday, Saints smashed four past rivals Corby Town in a one-sided contest.
Brackley took a comfortable lead into the break courtesy of fine goals by Glenn Walker, Josh Green and Owen Story before substitute Marvin Robinson added a late fourth to seal Corby’s miserable start to the season.
Despite maintaining their 100 per cent record, Brackley are only second in the Blue Square North having scored one less goal than Guiseley while Chester also have maximum points.
Brackley will arguably face their toughest test of the season this weekend when they entertain Droylsden at St James’ Park.