League & Cup Results 2001/02
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Kenilworth Town 1 Leamington 3 - 10/11/01 - Midland Combination Division One
Taken from the Leamington Courier online

PRE-MATCH talk among the record crowd of 279 mostly Brakes fans at Gypsy centred on how many goals the unbeaten visitors would win by.

But as is often the way with derby games, it didn't quite turn out like that. Despite starting with their youth team strike force, depleted Kenilworth had the best of the early exchanges and were in no mood for a Midland Combination Division One rout.
Leamington's strength in depth won through in the end, but both managers took something from the game. Pleased with the win, Brakes joint boss Jason Cadden said: "It wasn't the prettiest game but we worked hard for the three points."
Kenilworth player/manager Neil Stephenson enyoyed his side's second improved performance i as many weeks.
"If we'd taken our chances early on it could have been a different game. They didn't score for half an hour and we had three good chances. But we played well and made it hard for them."
With Luke Parker and Danny Wareham both out, Town started with Danny Wareham and Kieran McGlinchey up front. With Michael Speight and James Foxon looking particularly strong and big hearted, their side traded blows equally for half an hour and should have gone ahead when Wareham was one-on-one with Brakes keeper Richard Morris.
Nick Mort put Leamington ahead on 36 minutes, blasting in a half-cleared corner from captain-for-the-day Steve Thompson after good work from Kevin Ariss. It was Ariss who doubled the lead ten minutes after the break, heading a Glen Webb cross past keeper Steve Harman.
At the other end player/boss Stephenson had a wicked free kick deflected wide saw Kev Smiths's effort from the resulting corner saved by Morris.
The left-sided Thompson swapped places with striker Josh Blake for Brakes' third goal. Top-scorer Blake crossed to Thompson, who drilled a low, left-footed shot past Harman.
Adam Sewell scored Kenilworth's late consolation, squeezing theball past Morris's outstetched hand after chances for Danny Walmsley, Bernie Gomez and James Foxon all came to nothing.
Blake, Darren Timms and Neale Perry all missed chances for Brakes late on.