Brooklands Jaguar 3 Leamington 2 - 24/11/01 - Coventry
Evening Telegraph Cup
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
AFTER a 17-game
unbeaten run stretching back to August 18, Brakes finally tasted defeat
when Coventry Alliance leaders Brooklands knocked them out of the Coventry
Evening Telegraph Cup on Saturday.
Jason Cadden and Barry Proctor's out-of-sorts side took an early lead,
only to concede three goals in a decisive spell either side of the
interval. They narrowed the gap with a spirited fightback, but Cadden had
no doubt the result was a fair one.
"We started pretty well and took the lead, but we lost our way a
little bit after that. If we'd got to half time a goal up it would have
been sound, but within ten minutes of the re-start they were 3-1 up,"
"They deserved to win and we wish them luck in the next round. We've
had a cracking run, but it had to come to an end at some point. In a way
I'm glad it came in a cup and not in the league."
Captain Brian Agar put Brakes in front after ten minutes, converting a
Darren Timms cross at close range. The exchanges were open after that,
with Timms and Steve Thompson going closest for Leamington. Jaguar pounced
after 35 minutes, equalising when the home linesman surprised Brakes fans
by flagging for a gaol after a melee in the box.
Five minutes at the start of the second half put an end to Brakes' record
- ten straight wins and all. Two similar crosses came in from the right
and two similar finishes were applied from the left.
Substitute Baz Shearsby added extra options to the midfield, setting up
Thompson for a powerful shot which was superbly saved. Hard-working
striker Josh Blake played a part in his side's second goal, helping Nick
Mort to set Timms up for a powerful drive on 66 minutes.
Thompson, Blake and substitute Neale Perry all had late chances, with
baffling offside decisions halting other promising moves. It just wasn't