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Motormen beaten by Brackley
1:42pm Tuesday 21st January 2014 in Sport
TWO goals from ex-Aston Villa striker Stefan Moore and a bizarre own goal gave Brackley a comfortable victory against 10-man Motors at Rivacre Park.
Motors started brightly and had the first decent chance of the game on 11 minutes when a 20-yard effort from Karl Clair was tipped over the crossbar by Billy Turley.
Sadly, that was as good as it got for Motors in the first half as on 19 minutes they went behind.
Glenn Walker's in-swinging corner was punched away by Zac Jones.
However, Jones could only punch the ball into the back of Clair's head.
The midfielder knew nothing about it and the ball trickled into the corner of the net.
But the afternoon got worse for Motors on 35 minutes when captain Tom Hannigan was sent off for hauling down Stefan Moore in the penalty area.
Moore picked himself up to double the advantage as he sent Jones the wrong way with a confidently taken spot-kick.
Brackley stopped any chance of a comeback as they scored their third just after the hour mark.
Steve Wainwright's weak back-pass was intercepted by Moore who raced clear of the Motors' defence and slotted the ball through the legs of the onrushing keeper.
The last 15 minutes suggested a closer match than the scoreline as the Motormen looked the more likely to grab a goal.
Long-range efforts from Clair and Danny Fearnehough stung the palms of Turley, while substitute Tom Rutter caused problems upfront, but a goal failed to materialise.
Vauxhall: Jones, Wainwright, Barnes, Hannigan, Nicholas, Noone, Fearnehough, Clair, Tuck (Silveiro 66), Ellams, Rey (Rutter 57) Subs not used: Hughes, Martindale, Mendez.
Motors are at home this Saturday, January 25, when they host Worcester City. Kick-off at Rivacre Park is 3pm.
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