Blue Square Bet
Published 12th September 2012
.....Blue Square Bet North against Workington this weekend.
The Saints scrapped to secure a 1-0 victory – earned by a goal from Gary Mulligan - at Bradford Park Avenue last Saturday, resisting a second half surge from the home side.
It was the second win in the space of a week for Brackley, following their 4-1 thrashing of Gloucester City four days earlier.
On that occasion, the Saints showed their style, but the win at Bradford was more about steel and Brady is revelling in both the offensive and defensive qualities of his talented bunch.
“The win at Bradford just showed how adaptable we are,” said the Saints boss. “It was a tough game and we really had to battle hard.
“We showed another side of our game. There were shot-put and javelin marks on the pitch and it wasn’t the best surface but we played a different way and showed great character.
“We’ve got real adaptability because we can play great football as well. We played really well at Gloucester in the game before as well.”
Newly-promoted Brackley will look to continue their superb start when Workington come calling at St James’ Park on Saturday.
The Saints currently sit top of the standings and will be heavily fancied against a side who lost 3-2 to previously winless Corby Town last weekend.
“I know Corby went there and got a win but I’m told Workington’s defending was very unusual,” said Brady. “They’ve not defended like that for a while, apparently.
“We had them watched against Chester FC a few weeks ago as well and we know how they play. We’ll be looking to take the game to them and carry on with the hard work we keep doing.”