The Non-League Football Paper - - FA TROPHY SECOND ROUND PROPER - By Tim Car­roll

THE sides will meet again at Holker Street on Tues­day evening af­ter a goal­less first at­tempt.

It was a game of few chances but was nev­er­the­less an ab­sorb­ing en­counter pit­ting Na­tional League North Brack­ley’s un­beaten home record against Na­tional League Bar­row’s away form.

Brack­ley en­joyed the bet­ter of things, es­pe­cially in a first half when their run­ning and pass­ing pegged Bar­row back.

Twice Andy Brown went close. His first ef­fort was wide of the mark af­ter fine work by Glenn Walker and later another close range header was kept out by keeper Joel Dixon. In be­tween, Walker saw his shot de­flected just over.

Bar­row’s chief threat were the oc­ca­sional long balls launched into the penalty area but rarely was the Brack­ley de­fence trou­bled. Moussa Diarra’s shot on 57 min­utes was the vis­i­tors’ only real chance.

Jimmy Arm­son curled his shot nar­rowly the wrong side of the post on the hour as the Blue­birds de­fended res­o­lutely. STAR MAN: Alex Gudger (Brack­ley) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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