Saturday, March 17, 2007

Old Five Eludes Brakes

For the second time in a week, Leamington won 4-0 at the New Windmill Ground. This time the victims were Coalville Town. Once again the old five eluded Leamington, although a goal just before half time was controversially disallowed by referee A Dennis who lost no opportunity to give a free kick or a corner to the Ravens, abetted by his vertically challenged linesman who liked the offside flag so much he should get a job on the railways.

Coalville hit the post, but then a sweet long ball found Jon Adams lurking on the right and he showed no hesitation in putting it past visiting keeper Carl Smith. Two minutes later it was Adams again with a shot from distance that must be in contention for goal of the season. The cardboard labrador was hoisted in celebration on the North Bank.

On 27 minutes Warwick University student James Husband pounced on a loose ball to make it 3-0. Then just before the break Jamie Towers curled the ball into the goal from a corner kick, but the referee disallowed it on the grounds of a foul against the keeper. The scoreboard had already gone to 4-0 and attempts to adjust it momentarily produced a score of 11-0.

On 55 minutes Jamie Towers made it 4-0 with a cheeky goal. However, that was the last goal for the Brakes. They were not helped by the swirling wind, while three rather unnecessary substitutions in quick succession disrupted the rhythm of the team. The Ravens captain was heard to croak 'Stop them playing' and to an extent they succeeded. Still the crowd of 503 went away satisfied with another convincing victory that brings the Southern League nearer.

The day was given a slight edge by the news during the week of the removal of the programme editor, the resignation of the club secretary. We were told at the ground that the webmaster had resigned but there is nothing about that on the website or web boards. I am not competent to comment on the ins and outs of this. But all these individuals deserve thanks for their service to the club. Let's hope that everyone can pull together in the common cause.


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