Impressive Brackley hammer Hinckley

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Brackley Town made it two wins from two in the Blue Square North after thumping Hinckley United 5-0 at St James’ Park on Tuesday evening.

Despite totally dominating the first half, Town were only one ahead at the break through Elliot Sandy’s 14th minute goal.

Brackley created countless chances and finally found their finishing touch after the break with goals from Owen Story, Eddie Odhiambo, Tom Winters and Stephen Diggin.

Saints are second in the table after two games with a positive goal difference of eight goals following their opening 4-1 win at Altrincham.

Manager Jon Brady named an unchanged team from the one that started performed impressively at Altrincham.

The opening exchangers were cagey with neither side getting much of a foothold in the match but that all changed in the 14th minute when Brackley launched a blistering counter-attack to take the lead.

Story raced away down the right hand side before clipping a precise ball into the path of Sandy, who slotted home following an unfortunate slip from a Hinckley defender.

Town should have made it two moments later but Gary Mulligan shot straight at United goalkeeper Robert Peet when clean through.

The home side were well into their stride and almost doubled their lead.

Story’s pace again caused the United defence problems and his cross picked out Muillgan, who’s header across goal found Sandy but his shot was well saved by Peet.

Brackley remained in control and comfortably dealt with any Hinckley pressure while also looking threatening on the break.

Every time the hosts went forward they looked like scoring and they went close again when Story hit the post following good work from Glenn Walker down the right.

It took just two minutes for the next chance to come and it was a golden opportunity for Green but he headed over from four yards.

Despite their superiority, Brackley only led by one at half time after totally dominating the opening 45 minutes.

But it took the home side just 90 seconds to double their lead after the break when the superb Story bundled the ball home following a scramble in the Hinckley penalty area.

Brackley had picked up from where they left off and created chance after chance with sub Tom Winters the next to test Peet when through one-on-one.

Despite the one-way traffic, Hinckley did manage to carve out one glorious chance to get themselves back into the game but Harvey Headley shot wide from six yards.

The game reached a quiet spell as Brackley looked content to contain their opponents and hit them on the break.

Their pace always looked like troubling the visiting defence and so it proved with another breakaway goal.

Odhiambo’s defence-splitting through ball found Winters, who twisted and turned past his defender before firing into the bottom corner.

Town remained well on top and controlled possession with some neat football while also creating more openings.

They inevitably made it 4-0 with 10 minutes to play as Odhiambo grabbed his first goal for the club when he smashed into the top from 12 yards after Diggin burst down the right and cut the ball back.

And there was still time left for a fifth when Diggin rounded the goalkeeper and slotted home in the final minute of stoppage time to round off a terrific display.

Brackley: Turley (c), Clifton, McDonald, Odhiambo, Hatswell, J. Green (Diggin 79), Story, Solkhon, Mulligan (Robinson 68), Sandy (Winters 45), Walker

Subs not used: Grimes, Diggin, Zylski

Hinckley: Peet, Towers (Bryan 45), Dudley, Bragoli (c), Raglan, Richard-Everton, Darkin (Lane 71), Avula (Lister 45), Headley, Green, Wint.

Subs not used: Holt, Lane, Marshall

Referee: Lloyd Wood

Assistants: Peter Georgiou and Chris Evans

Attendance: 303

Star player: Owen Story – His pace and trickery down the right caused numerous problems for the Hinckley defence with one assist and one goal to his name.