PREVIEW: Brackley Town (A)

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Justin Edinburgh’s men were last in FA Trophy action at The Breyer Group Stadium where Jamie Turley’s second-half header proved enough to take the O’s through to the quarter final stage.

Brackley Town are the current holders of the FA Trophy and will be hoping to defend their crown against the O’s tomorrow.

Our hosts defeated National League side Chesterfield 2-0 earlier this month thanks to second half goals from Lee Ndlovu and James Armson sent the holders through.


Marvin Ekpiteta was named on the bench by Edinburgh in last weekend’s league fixture and the Head Coach may opt to give the defender minutes the FA Trophy tomorrow.

Both James Dayton and Josh Coulson stepped up their recoveries in training this week although involvement tomorrow may come just too soon for the latter.

Josh Koroma remains a doubt following a hamstring injury sustained last month, however the forward is continually working to get back to fitness with the medical team.

As earlier announced, forward Ruel Sotiriou will be unavailable for this fixture after he made the loan move to Hampton & Richmond Borough.


Watch episode 28 of The O’s show featuring ‘First Impressions’ with Jamie Turley and a preview of the weekend with Assistant Coach Ross Embleton here.


The referee for tomorrow’s fixture is Richard Hulme, he will be assisted by Oliver Mackey and Joshua Ainscow with Richard Gardner as the fourth official.

Hulme has taken charge of the O’s on two occasions, the first was against Bromley at The Breyer Group Stadium followed by our fixture against Salford City in E10.

In total, the official has taken charge of 16 National League fixtures and handed out 58 yellow cards, four red cards and two penalties so far this campaign.


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