Brackley Town 2 Boston United 0: Match report
Boston United’s FA Cup hopes are over for another season after they were knocked out by a superior Brackley side at the third qualifying round stage.
A howler from goalkeeper Ashley Timms gifted Town the lead. Glenn Walker’s shot two minutes before half-time was straight at Timms, who embarrassingly allowed the ball to squirm through his grasp.
The home side perhaps deserved their lead after carving out the better chances in the opening 45 minutes. Gary Mulligan headed inches wide for the Saints while a Brett Solkhon header was kept out by an excellent save from Timms minutes before his costly error.
Boston created no more than half-chances with weak efforts from Ricky Miller and Jake Hall being easily held by home keeper Billy Turley.
The second half followed a similar pattern, with Boston carrying slightly more threat. Greene rolled the dice by bringing on Indy Aujla, Peter Bore and Spencer Weir-Daley while Ben Milnes struck the post with a long-range drive which keeper Turley got a faint but crucial touch to.
But Brackley always looked capable of adding to their lead and they duly did on 86 minutes when Walker launched a counter-attack before setting up Steve Diggin, who slotted past Timms.
Timms; Galinski (Aujla), Garner, Piergianni, Sansara; Milnes, Marshall, Hall; Fairclough (Bore), Miller (Weir-Daley), Newsham.
Subs: Weir-Daley, Bore, Aujla, Reed, Ross, Vince (gk).