Tuesday, February 28, 2006

It's just like watching Brazil

This was the chant from the North Bank at a freezing cold Harbury Lane tonight as Leamington demolished Biddulph Victoria 5-0 in the Harvey World Travel Midlands Alliance. Brakes faced their first home game without 40-goal a year striker Richard Adams who had gone to Nationwide North Redditch United, but the Vics had lost their top striker Richard Pope to relegation threatened Championship side Crewe.

Leamington played a commanding passing game and with wing back David Care a major threat on the right he burst through on 17 minutes to score a beautiful goal. 'Who dares? Who dares? David Care, David Care' was the chant from the crowd. Southern League signing Jody McKay made it 2-0 five minutes later and 3-0 before the break. The talk at half time was of six, but it was some while before the fourth came. Meanwhile, Brakes started to rest some of their top players with club captain Tommo brought on and veteran Paul Eden used after a loan period at Whitnash Town. Jon Adams, Richard's brother, forged through with complete confidence to make it 5-0 just before the whistle, reminding us that we were glad he had not accepted an offer from Southern League outfit Rugby Town.

The win narrows the gap between Brakes and Racing Club Warwick to two points. The only disappointment was that removal man Josh Blake did not score on his 250th outing for the club.


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