League & Cup Results 2002/03
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Leamington 1 Coleshill Town 0 - 15/02/03 - Midland Combination Premier Division
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
  Brakes maintained their lead at the top of the ICIS Midland Combination Premier Division thanks to a fine second-half strike from captain Steve Thompson.

Mid-table Coleshill played some attractive counter-attacking football but the home side dominated and had only themselves to blame for not winning more convincingly. Within the first 20 minutes, leading striker Paul Nicholls had two good chances to score and Thompson saw a goalbound shot ricochet off the legs of Coleshill keeper Danny Smith.

The best opening came in the 34th minute when a Harj Dhesi trademark free kick from outside the penalty area came back into play off the crossbar. Coleshill had a good chance to make Brakes pay for their missed opportunities when, just before half-time, Karl Morris was clear through on goal but he blasted his shot high over the bar into the crowd on the North Bank.

The visitors started the second half the more adventurous side and James Gettings in the Brakes' goal was forced to use his feet to save from Lee McCarthy on 56 minutes. Then within a minute of each other, both Jonny Burgess (who had another excellent match) and Nicholls had chances to score. The miss by Nicholls, who pulled his shot wide of the left-hand post with only the keeper to beat, summed up his afternoon which was one to forget. However, all came right with Thompson's 68th-minute goal which followed good work between Ben Adams and Paul Eden and was no less than the home side deserved from their superior possession.

Eden was brought down from behind in the penalty area with 16 minutes to go but, to the dismay of the 319 strong crowd, no award was given. Late on, Ben Adams struck a goalbound volley which keeper Smith saved brilliantly.  In the end, this was a valuable three points to keep the chasing pack at bay. Brakes co-manager Jason Cadden was pleased, saying: "We controlled most of the game and played some nice football. Overall, it was a good performance and we kept a clean sheet as well as top spot."