A lacklustre performance by Leamington saw them draw 1-1 at home with arch rivals Romulus in front of a crowd of 804 this afternoon. The first half was so flat that much attention concentrated on the performance of dimunitive referee Miss Sian Massey.
Dolly the Sheep was decked out in festive gear including an invitation to Romulus supporters to kiss her rear. Somewhat incongruously decked out in Santa hats, a junior crew from Romulus roamed round the ground looking more like sheep than centurions. A chant of 'Have you done their homework?' finally did for them.
Despite the ball flashing across the opposition goal three times in the first half, Brakes were unable to convert and it was 0-0 at half time. On 51 minutes Marcus Jackson played in the ball along the ground from a corner and a bullet header made it a debut goal for former Reading pro Gary Sanders.
A period of pressure saw Alan Ward equalise for Romulus on 70 minutes. A Brakes strike was then ruled offside. In a mad scramble in front of goal, it seemed as if the ball must go in but again Brakes failed to find the back of the net. A last minute corner gave Brakes a final chance but they put the ball wide.