MATCH REPORT | Brackley Town Saints
First win of the season for Longlevens.
Brackley Town Saints visited saw mills end hoping for a repeat performance and scoreline to last season where they outplayed their hosts on way to a 5-2 win.
However Longlevens were in a buoyant mood and quickly went into a 2-0 lead. Jonty Welch swept the ball into the bottom left corner from 15 yards to set the hosts on their way.
Shaun O'Connor went one better and drove the ball from 30 yards into the same corner for Longlevens second.
Brackley got themselves back into the game just before half time when a great run and pass through the midfield found its way to Josh Bowden who turned and drilled a low effort into the bottom corner.
Half Time 2-1
Longlevens started the second half as they had the first and asserted their dominance through extending their lead.
A long ball over the top found O'Connor who was able to hold off the defender and square to Brad Martin who finished for his fifth goal in four games. 3-1.
Roles were reversed for Longlevens next goal when a cross from Martin to the back post was nodded in by O'Connor for his second of the game, and that seemed to be the game sawn up for Longlevens.
Brackley however kept going and pulled one back as Bowden arched a run through the levens back four and finished well on the angle. 4-2
Soon after is was 4-3 when Wintle brought down Bowden for a stone wall penalty. He dusted himself off to covert his and Brackley third and make the last 20 minutes if the game a closer contest than it should of been from a Longlevens perspective.
Longlevens: Wintle, Dunn, Phillips, Kavanagh, Beaton (c), Turner (Vanstone 75), OConnor, Welch (Kennedy 60), Merrick (Smyllie 80), Rich, Martin subs: Sausman, Martin.