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Barrow Town 0 Leamington 1 - 21/09/02 - FA Vase
2nd Qualifying Round
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
BARRY Shearsby gave Brakes a winning debut in the FA Vase at Barrow on Saturday, earning a trip to Mickleover Sports in the first round proper on October 19.
The midfielder's 58th-minute header was the only difference between his side and the Leicestershire Senior League pace-setters. It was an impressive performance in Brakes' first national tie since their last FA Cup match 15 years ago.
Co-manager Barry Proctor said: "It was a typical cup tie, nip and tuck all the way.
"It was a very well-matched contest. A fair reflection would have been a draw, but they missed chances and we put one away."
Keeper Myles Day was at his best for Brakes. With teenager Jerome North looking dangerous for Barrow, he needed to be.
Simon Walker marshalled Tom Sidwell and Andy Gregory at the back for Brakes, who created chances at the other end. Darren Timms headed over the bar twice early on
Ben Adams was at the root of many forward moves. He combined well with Chris Hammond to set up Paul Nicholls and forced a save from an effort of his own.
Sidwell blocked a goalbound Barrow shot and Day saved well as the home side continued to threaten.
The second half continued in similar fashion, until Shearsby's crucial intervention. Rising to meet a Hammond corner from the left, he headed past two static defenders for his third Saturday goal in as many weeks.
Barrow were far from finished. Day was forced into two fine saves and Gregory cleared off the line.
Adams and Glen Webb had late chances, but the score - and the result - were about right.
Brakes make the Vase round one trip to Northern Counties (East) Division One side Mickleover Sports on Saturday October 19 (3pm).
They have never faced the Derbyshire side, whose under-18s were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup by Racing Club Warwick earlier this month.
Barry Proctor said: "We're looking forward to it - it's quite exciting.
"The older supporters who can remember some of our previous cup runs are getting excited too."