Monday 13 April 2009

Park 'n' ride in operation for massive game

With a four figure crowd expected at Leamington's New Windmill Ground this afternoon for one of the biggest games in the revived club's history, a park 'n' ride system involving double decker buses is in operation from the Railway Station and Plastic Engineering in Juno Drive. One fan is making a day trip over from France to attend the match.

If Brakes win this afternoon, given that they are now ten points ahead of their rivals in the BGB Midlands Division, they could clinch the title and promotion to the Southern Premiership. However, it's a big 'if'.

Their opponents are Chasetown aka Chavtown who are in the play off positions. Ever since they had a well publicised cup run, Chasetown have been the Johnny Big Boots of this level of Midlands non-league football. Leamington have never managed to beat them at home.

I will be at the game rather than nine miles north to see Charlton play Coventry as there is more at stake. If Brakes do win the title today, one can expect delerious celebrations. It was a thirteen year struggle to get the club re-formed, but they had made great progress from tier eight to potentially tier three of the non-league.

For Leamington-based kit suppliers Joma, who supply both Charlton and Leamington, it will mean that a relegation will be offset by a promotion.

1 comment:

Ketts said...

Enjoy the match Wyn.Truro City are in the same position,a win for the White Tigers at Taunton today will seal their promotion.

I have a feeling it's going to be a funny old day.The walk back to the car from the Ricoh may well be a misty eyed one.