Friday, February 16, 2007

The big match is on

A snowbound New Windmill Ground: photo credit Kevin Hancock

After the New Windmill Ground was snowbound last week, tomorrow's 5th round FA Vase Brakes v. Badgers clash is on. Perhaps the week's delay is no bad thing. After suffering two defeats in the succession in the Midland Services Polymac Alliance, Leamington got back to winning ways a 4-0 away in over Quorn. The victory over the Huntsmen was made more sweet by the fact that they are managed by former Gee Gees boss Marcus Law.

Quorn are a good side, but Retford United tomorrow will be a sterner test. They are on form, having enjoyed a succession of wins. Striker Neil Harvey is an international with Barbados, while midfielder Ryan Ford played under Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. Striker Adam Karley came from Football League Lincoln City for a fee.

The North Bank as seen from the Sheepside

We'll be watching the game from the Sheepside tomorrow, having used the park and ride facility set up to cope with the expected record crowd. Our forecast is 3-2 win for the Brakes.


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