Festive cheer for Brakes
There was festive cheer for Brakes today as they beat local rivals Racing Club Warwick 3-0 showing that, contrary to the programme cover, Santa is not a Gee Gee. The winning margin came from a Dave Pearson hat trick, his last goal being drilled along the ground from distance. Brakes also hit the bar and had a goal disallowed for offside. Racing were not really in it, constantly losing possession and being out paced by Brakes who could probably have scored more but for occasional casualness. Racing's main tactic appeared to be persistent fouling which earned them three yellow cards. The officials had a good match.
The programme notes were clearly written by a humourist who suggested that the Brakes badge should be amended as one of the sails has fallen off the Chesterton windmill. But he graciously admitted that Brakes are too big for the Midland Alliance and probably for Step 4 of the Southern as well. And Warwick can celebrate the fact that they have won the Warwick Cinderella cup twice.