Ace Olly is the Saints’ saviour

The Non-League Football Paper - - NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH - By Dave Jones

BOTH sides were forced to set­tle for a hard-fought draw.

The home team started brightly but it was Brack­ley who threat­ened first when af­ter four min­utes, a cross from the left by Luke Fair­lamb found Lee Nd­louv who could only diect wide.

Against the run of play, Curzon were of­fered a great chance to take the lead when Alex Samizade latched onto a de­fen­sive er­ror by Brack­ley when they played a poor back-pass to their keeper Danny Lewis, and the Ash­ton man struck the ball past Lewis, only to see it hit the cor­ner of the post and cross­bar.

A minute later, Brack­ley took the lead when a low cross from Luke Fair­lamb James found Arm­son un­marked in­side the box and he calmly stroked home into the net.

On 42 min­utes, Ndlove should have put Brack­ley two ahead when a cross from Fair­lamb found him in the six-yard box but he could only flash his header wide.

The changes seemed to lift Curzon but with­out hurt­ing

Brack­ley. How­ever, on 80 min­utes, Curzon man­aged to do just that when a long ball for­ward was flicked to the feet of Con­nor Hughes.

Hughes then de­liv­ered a low cross to the far post, where Oliver Crankshaw was placed to hit his sec­ond goal in two games.

STAR MAN: Lee Nd­louv (Brack­ley) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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