Monday 27 August 2007

Mozza Saves Pen as Royals are Braked

Leamington beat Sutton Coldfield Town 2-0 at the New Windmill Ground this afternoon in a tightly fought contest in front of a Bank Holiday crowd of 648.

Brakes scored after one minute with former Sky Blues striker Ben Mackey putting in a sizzling shot that went in off the post. Fussy Rugby referee Mr Garrett awarded a dubious penalty to the Royals, but justice was done when Richard Morris made the save. The rebound went off the crossbar and Mozza was called on to save again at the expense of a corner.

Jacko used his pace to burst through but the right back's shot went just wide. After the lino had flagged for a mystery offence, the Royals shot came off the Brakes wall.

After the break Leamington failed to take advantage of Royals keeper Gemmell being off his line. Royals were awarded a free kick on the edge of the D, but Mozza saved on the line. Mackie was taken off and replaced by Richard Adams.

Royals kept up relentless pressure, but Brakes defended doughtily if not prettily. Royals opened themselves up at the back and former Warwick University student James Husband burst down the wing and put in a great shot to beat the keeper to make it 2-0 a few minutes from time.

Silver Biscuit Richard Morris

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