Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Brakes get back to winning ways

After two consecutive defeats Leamington got back to winning ways last night with a 4-0 demolition of Friar Lane and Epworth in the Polymac Services Midland Alliance at the New Windmill Ground. The Leicester side were not the toughest opposition faced at Harbury Lane this season, but they put up a doughty struggle aided by the efforts of their dominant goalkeeper Ben Hall. Brakes had plenty of chances, but as one Epworth player yelled, 'We're under the cosh but it's still 0-0.'

It was 36 minutes before Martin Thompson scored for Brakes. The telecommunications engineer had been offering to fix anyone's telecoms system in the programme, but he certainly rang his bell with the opener. With the visitors still reeling from going behind, Ben Mackey made it 2-0 a minute later with a shot into the corner of the net.

With no goalkeeper on the bench, there was concern when keeper Richard Morris was injured in the second half, but he managed to limp on, helped by the fact that his goal was under little pressure. Warwick University student James Husband swept down the wing to made it 3-0 on 68 minutes and Jon Adams clinched the tie on 72 minutes. Fans were hoping for the old five, but although Leamington kept piling on the pressure and hit the bar, it was not to be.


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