Saturday, 27 December 2008

Bumper crowd sees hard fought match

A bumper crowd of 876, the second largest of the season, saw a hard fought and competitive match at the New Windmill Ground this afternoon. Leamington ended 2-0 winners, but Bromsgrove Rovers, urged on by their vociferous support, were effective opponents and threatened to score more than once.

Brakes had a number of chances to score in the first half. Bello put the ball over the bar, then the lively James Husband created an opportunity right by the far post, only to see the ball put out for a corner. Then, after a great run, Bello just missed. Finally, Marcus Jackson put in a fierce shot, the keeper parried it, but Jai Stanley was on hand to make it 1-0.

Meanwhile, Rovers had lost former Birmingham City player Sam Alsop to injury, but he was replaced by another Blew, Devion Hamilton. Adam Cooper picked up a yellow card.

Rovers threatened after the break and Mozza had to be lively in the Leamington goal. Subsequently, Rovers hit the woodwork and they looked dangerous on the break. But the always involved James Husband tore in from the wing to make it 2-0 on 90 minutes.

The Silver Biscuit goes to play maker Marcus Jackson who even managed to get an effective kick at the ball while he was on the ground.

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