Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Brakes slump to first home defeat of season

Leamington slumped to their first home defeat of the season when they were beaten 3-1 by Boldmere St.Michael's at the New Windmill Ground. The players were evidently feeling the effects of their thumping by Curzon Ashton in the FA Vase with many of them playing below their usual standard, not least Jamie Towers. Possession was repeatedly lost and they seemed unable to put more than their two passes together. Avun Jephcott made a difference when he came on as a substitute, the relatively new signing clearly being a good acquisition.

The Mikes dominated the first half and were deservedly 2-0 up at half time. Brakes came into the game more in the second half and put the Mikes goal under repeated pressure, but they were unable to find the back of the net until Ben Mackey scored. It then looked as if the ball had crossed the line for the equaliser from a header by Jephcott, but Sir Mick assured us that it hadn't. As Brakes continued to search for the equaliser, the Mikes were able to go down the other end and make it 3-1.

Let's hope that this is a wake up call and morale can be recovered.


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