Saturday, 19 March 2011

'Your cathedral is falling down!'

That was the chant in the Sheepside Stand as Leamington soundly beat table-topping Salisbury City in front of a crowd of 664. Brakes recovered well from a disappointing 4-3 mid-week defeat at the hands of the Glassboys.

The visiting Whites applied some early pressure, but Jacob Blyth showed good movement to connect with a free kick on 21 minutes to head the ball in the back of the net and put Brakes 1-0 ahead. The referee added about six minutes on to the half but Brakes were able to go in ahead at the break.

Half time: Brakes 1, Whites 0

Salisbury had to clear off the line just after the re-start. Then Brakes were not able to make the best of an opportunity which saw the Whites keeper stranded.

An off-the-ball incident which I did not see properly saw City's James Turley shown the red card. Player-manager Darrell Clarke came on, but after the referee ordered him off to have a head wound bandaged, he let fly at the official and received a yellow card. Captain Stewart Anderson was also subsequently booked.

On 86 minutes James Rowe burst through and placed his shot well to put the game beyond doubt at 2-0.

1 comment:

newyorkaddick said...

I saw Chesham Utd leapfrog Cambridge C with a 1-0 win and now unbelievably the title is a realistic goal for us.

So much more satisfying than watching Charlton, and I'm home by 5:15. Steve Wales is worth the admission fee alone - there must be a reason why he's not playing League football (better career perhaps?).