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Alveston 0 Leamington 2 - 10/09/02 - Endsleigh
Challenge Cup Round 2
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
IMPRESSIVE Brakes eased their way into the third round of the Endsleigh Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Warwickshire rivals Alveston on Tuesday night.
In front of a crowd of 415, Leamington put on a show of football to maintain their good start to the season that has now brought seven wins from eight league and cup matches.
The match was for the most part one-way traffic. The writing was on the wall for the visitors as early as the seventh minute, when a free kick by skipper Steve Thompson was headed home by Brian Agar for his second goal of the season.
Despite constant pressure, the young Alveston side held out until the 52nd minute when Glen Webb rose to meet a Thompson cross to head Brakes into a two-goal lead. Thompson himself almost made it three on 70 minutes when he met a cross form the industrious Agar, only to see his header cleared off the line.
Man-of-the-match Ben Adams also came close to scoring three minutes from the end, but this time the post came to Alveston's rescue. At the other end, Myles Day had only one shot to save throughout the second half, which reflected the total command of the home side.
Commenting on a job well done, joint manager Jason Cadden said "We played some good football and created a lot of chances, particularly in the first half. Ben Adams had a cracking game and the back three played well to keep a clean sheet".