League & Cup Results 2001/02
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Leamington 5 Handsaker 0, Leamington 2 Holly Lane 0 -
08/01 - Midland Combination Division One
Taken from the Leamington Observer
Leamington FC maintained
their Midland Combination Division 1 unbeaten record with a Bank Holiday
double at the New Windmill over the weekend.
Handsaker 5-0 on Saturday and followed up with a hard fought success over
Holly Lane on Monday to climb into the top six of the early season
Ace-striker Josh Blake
proved the hero on Saturday by grabbing a well taken hat-trick in what was
his final game before serving a five match suspension.
Baz Shearsby was also on
target while new signing Harj Dhesi claimed the final goal as the
substitute’s inswinging corner was helped into the net by the hapless
Fellow new-boys Benson
Miyoba and pony-tailed Italian goalkeeper Fabio Tosti also enjoyed
pleasing debuts in front of a 450 strong crowd.
Delighted joint manager
Barry proctor said “It was a cracking performance and it’s the best we
have played since we started up again”.
“We produced some
excellent football and the crowd loved it.
Everybody was disappointed after drawing the first game but the
lads worked really hard in training and got their reward.”
In contrast, Brakes
found difficulty breaking down a well organised Holly Lane outfit in front
of a healthy holiday crowd of 517.
Thompson, who replaced the unavailable Miyoba, enjoyed a successful return
and broke the deadlock 2 minutes before the break.
Thompson cut in from the
left and thumped a well struck effort beyond the visiting keeper which
settled the scrappy contest.
Proctor added “It was nothing like Saturday but they were no mugs and it was a case of grinding out a result.
“We’ve not taken seven points out of nine which has kept us in touch with the leaders”.