Leamington 7 Fairfield Villa 1 - 20/10/01 - Midland
Combination Division One
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
JOSH Blake and
returning skipper Brian Agar scorerd two each as Brakes hammered in-form
Fairfield in Midland Combination Division One on Saturday.
Paul Eden, Steve Thompson and substitute Jonny Burgess also scored as
Barry Proctor and Jason Cadden's men ruthlessly exposed the inadequacies
of a side who arrived at the New Windmill on the back of a five-match
Brakes' attacking intent was clear, with Agar slotting in just behind
Blake and Eden. The combination proved its worth within four minutes, when
Agar scored from close range after Blake's pace caused panic in the
Brakes were being allowed far too much space. Steve Thompson linked well
with fellow wide man Benson Miyoba and directed a powerful header from his
cross just wide. Another Miyoba cross sent in Blake for the second goal,
with a goalkeeping fumble making the task easier.
Richard Morris had only one save of note to make in the first half, diving
well to make a low block. It was all happening at the other end, with
Thompson's superb effort from wide on the left making it three on the half
hour. The hard-working Glen Webb was unlucky not to score when his
powerful 50-yard drive bounced out off the underside of the bar. Instead
the midfielder created Brakes' fourth, crossing for Agar to head in
Fairfield snatched one back from a late first-half break, but even at that
stage it looked like no more than a consolation. A brief flurry of
pressure early in the second half did nothing to alter the balance of
Ex-Racing Warwick defender Tom Sidwell had a solid debut, coming off the
bench for Will Payne. Jonny Burgess joined him, making an immediate impact
as a replacement for the tiring Agar. His run and pass was touched on by
Eden for Blake to make it 5-1 with his 11th goal of the season. And on 69
minutes Burgess hammered in the sixth himself from the edge of the box.
Brakes kept piling forward, with Eden eventually rewarded for his clever
footwork. He headed in a Blake ball eight minutes from time to complete
Praising his side, Proctor said: "I was pleased with the performance,
because we were consistent throughout the game and it was great to have
three quality strikers on the pitch."
Proctor was also encouraged by Sidwell's debut, in front of a crowd of
424, the lowest so far this season. He said: "I thought he looked
quite confident and he was getting forward and crossing the ball. He also
gives us a bit more height."
Adam Ball has left the club in the search for regular football. He is
expected to join his brother at Rugby United. Proctor said: "We've
said the door is always open if he wants to come back. he did a good job
for us last season."