BBFA ST; Mursley United v Hanslope match preview + United midfielder Tom Brazier reveals all

Saturday 14th September 2019
Mursley United v Hanslope
Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy 1st Round
Station Road
MK17 OSA
K.O. 3.00pm

 

(This season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 4th

 

North Bucks & District League Premier Division (12 teams)

Hanslope 4th

 

(Last season’s) League standings:

Spartan South Midlands Division Two (15 teams)

Mursley United 6th

 

North Bucks & District League premier Division (12 teams)

Hanslope 5th

 

This game last season:

n/a

 

Last five games:

Mursley United:

W 2-0 home v Totternhoe 31st August SSMFL

L 3-6 home v Park View 24th August SSMFL LCT

W 3-2 away v Bovingdon 17th August SSMFL

D 5-5 home v Aston Clinton 20th April SSMFL

D 2-2 home v Berkhamsted Raiders 13th April SSMFL

Hanslope:

W 2-1 home v City Colts 7th September NBDL

L 4-0 away v Aylesbury Vale BD 31st August NBDL

L 3-1 away v Potterspury 27th August NBDL

W 11-0 home v Stoke Hammond 24th August NBDL

W 3-1 home v Towcester Town 20th August NBDL

 

Tom Brazier

Ahead of the game Sports Shots caught up with Mursley midfielder Tom Brazier to ask if he had much time away from the game over the summer:

I enjoy the weeks off in the summer to relax. Pre-season comes around fast though & of course I could not wait for the new season to start!

Re-joined Mursley in the summer, what influenced your decision & were there other clubs interested?

There was a bit of interest in me elsewhere but I was set on re-signing for Mursley. We have a good set of lads here and our very strong finish to last season was encouraging

How do you feel pre-season & the early league games have gone for you personally so far?

I feel I have performed well so far this year but would like to keep improving as the season goes on. I’ve been happy with my all round game, I just need to add more goals now

What are the expectations and/or targets for the season for you yourself, and the squad as a whole?

As a team the main target is to finish inside the top three and there is no reason we shouldn’t be doing this. Personally I’d like to be scoring twenty plus goals this year but I’m not fussed how many I score as long as we’re right up there at the end of the season

Who has been your biggest influence in football?

It’s hard to say who my biggest influence in the game has been. My youth coaches and family helped me to improve a lot growing up

How much belief is there in the squad that you can have a successful season, and which players will be key for you to achieve this?

There is more belief than ever that we can be successful and win things this year. It sounds obvious but it’s important the whole squad does well for us to be successful and I don’t see any weaknesses in it so far

Home to Hanslope this week, do you know anything about them?

I don’t know anything about Hanslope. I’m sure it’ll be a tough game but one we are expecting to win to keep our momentum going

Who is the biggest moaner in the dressing room?

Danny Simpson! He’d argue with a lamppost!

What is your typical pre-match routine before you get to the ground?

It varies! Got to have a coffee and sort a playlist out before leaving home though

Tom Lloyd-Roberts

In your current squad, who is the most under rated player in your opinion?

Either Jack Bradford or Tom Lloyd-Roberts

Who has the worst dress sense at the club?

Tough one! Sam Cartwright has some dodgy stuff so I’ll go with him

When you leave the football pitch on a Saturday, what is the first result you look for elsewhere, and why?

Northampton Town, always supported them and they’re a local team

Who is the last person you would let choose the music in the dressing room (or car) on matchday, and why?

Probably the gaffer Jamie Lands, We gave him DJ duties once… never again!

What’s the one game this season you most want to win and why?

All are important, I’d say Old Bradwell though who I’m sure are looking to be in and around the top spots aswell. They’re a good side and it’s always a tough game against them

Finally, after you’ve scored a hatrick today, what can supporters buy you in the bar afterwards?

A pint in the bar would do me nicely after my perfect hat trick this week!

Sports Shots would like to thank Tom for his time this week

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