League & Cup Results 2001/02
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Leamington 2 Wilmcote 3 - 23/02/02 - Midland
Combination Division One
BrakesWeb second visit to the New Windmill this season
was greeted by blustery winds and sleet. Leamington tried their best
to get one over Wilmcote at the start of the match by leaving them on the
pitch for several minutes in the biting cold before emerging.
Wilmcote got their own back in the best way possible by attacking from the
start and nicking an early goal in the first minute.
Wilmcote then settled to cope with the conditions much quicker than
Leamington, managing to keep the ball on the floor and feeding out to the
wings. Brakes' were trying to use more direct play but the wind put
stop to any attempts at accurate long passes. Despite Wilmcote's
slight dominance Blake managed to get the ball in the net after a quarter
of an hour but it was deemed offside.
Wilmcote played Leamington at their own game by emerging late from the
changing rooms but, as in the first half, this seemed to inspire the team
who had been left freezing their bollocks off. Leamington started
playing the ball low and short to better effect. An early
substitution, seeing Agar come on for Care, added to the urgency -
especially through the middle of the park. But, despite this better
period of play from the Brakes Wilmcote added to their lead after a very
long ball from the back put their number 10 through from his own half to
round Morris and make it 3-1.