Saturday, 24 October 2009

Brakes back to winning ways

Under the watchful eye of interim caretaker manager, Wayne Powell Leamington secured a 2-1 win over third placed Brackley Town at the New Windmill Ground this afternoon in front of a crowd of 651. Wayne Blossom anchored the defence, while Welsh non-league international Nathan Davis, brought in on a month's loan from Newport County, bolstered the midfield.

Brakes went ahead on 18 minutes after Luke Corbett pounced on a through ball. Two minutes later Bello made it 2-0 from an incredibly tight angle. Former Brakes keeper Richard Morris was serenaded with a chant of 'dodgy keeper'.

Brakes were unable to capitalise on two further chances to score. Then on 41 minutes another former Leamington player, Ben Mackey, scored a well taken goal for Brackley to put them back in the game.

In the second half Leamington saw the ball come off the junction of bar and post while at the other end of the pitch Chris Kiely had to make a great save on the line to deny Brackley.

The inept referee dished out nothing more than words for blatant Brackley fouls, even when Nathan Davis had to go off for treatment to his bloodied nose after an elbow was smashed in his face.

Brakes were playing better than they have done recently and were able to hold out for all three points, taking the game to Brackley in the closing stages.

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