Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Brakes do a Charlton

Brakes did a Charlton at Sutton Coldfield Town last night when they succumbed to a last minute equaliser in what was effectively the last kick of the game to record a 2-2 draw. Five minutes earlier Michael Batchelor, known for his hate-hate relationship with Leamington, has scored a spectacular own goal, but having scored the equaliser, he ran the length of the pitch taunting and gesticulating at Brakes fans (and picking up a booking).

The result felt like a defeat, although there is no doubt that Brakes missed ex Reading ace Guy Sanders, in many ways the fulcrum of the side. Hopefully, he will have recovered for Saturday's big home match against Bromsgrove Rovers (given the expected size of the crowd buses will provide a park and ride service).

To have reached fifty points by Christmas is a substantial achievement and Brakes have established a clear lead over the chasing pack, of which Nuneaton Town (formerly Borough) pose the greatest threat. This was the only second time they have dropped points this season, once again through an away draw.

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