Trams' tickets clipped by Brakes
The Croydon programme noted that Leamington 'do have one big advantage over suburban clubs insofar as the locals have a feel for their locality and organisations in a way that many in this area do not.' The programme urged such supporters as there were 'Ding, ding ding ... Come on you Trams!'
Brakes had countless chances in the first half, but failed to find the back of the net. Trams stepped up a gear in the second half, helped by the homer antics of the Orpington referee backed up by linos from Woolwich and Bexleyheath. Trams were awarded a penalty, but Jason Piercey's Football League experience showed when he made the save.
As extra time loomed, Ben Mackey scored a super goal to give the game to the Brakes. The ref added about seven minutes on, but trams were unable to ding their bell. On the way back we got the news that FC United, the Vase favourites, had been knocked and we even got a mention on 606. Better than being at the Lane.