League & Cup Results 2003/04
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Leamington 2 Highgate United 2 - 27/09/03 - Midland Combination Premier
Taken from the Leamington Courier Online
LEAMINGTON manager Jason Cadden wants his team to go on an unbeaten run all the way to Christmas in response to a disappointing pair of results.

Last week's dismal 3-1 reverse at home to Castle Vale KH, coupled with Saturday's frustrating stalemate with draw specialists Highgate, has dampened some of the enthusiasm with which fans greeted an opening six-match winning streak. Cadden remains optimistic about his team's Midland Combination Premier Divisionn title aspirations, but believes now is the time to start proving it again.
"We didn't really perform again on Saturday, we didn't really play that well. But if we hadn't made two mistakes we would have won the game, despite not playing well. It was one of those days, but you have to take the positives," he said.
"The lads don't need to be told, they know they had a poor game. At the moment not everything we hit is going in, but that's understandable because these aren't Premiership players. They aren't going to play brilliantly week-in, week-out."
Although quick to defend his squad, Cadden said it was time to start putting pressure on the other clubs at the top of the table.
"We've set a target for the lads to stay undefeated until Christmas - then we'll be half-way through the season. You have to be positive."
Saturday's draw at the New Windmill was another less-than-convincing display. Top-scorer Paul Nicholls put Brakes ahead after eight minutes, latching on to a long ball which he drove into the left corner.
The home defence looked shaky at times, despite some vital interventions from Niels Kristensen and Tom Sidwell. Highgate breached it with a 23rd-minute equaliser.
With a succession of unimaginative long balls stifling any hope of midfield creativity, Brakes struggled to seriously threaten. Nicholls and Darren Timms were exceptions, both going close before the break.
The lacklustre pattern continued after the break and few among the 395-strong crowd were surprised when Highgate took the lead after a good break down the left. Nicholls responded almost at once, pouncing on a moment's hesitation to turn the ball in from a tight angle for his tenth goal of a fine season so far.
For the first time in the match, Brakes looked the more likely winners. Substitutes Chris Hanrahan and James Harri injected fresh impetus, the latter going close twice, and Josh Blake had an effort tipped over the bar.
Highgate had a mabn sent off in the closing stages and were almost beaten by a Nicholls strike which would have earbed him a deserved hat-trick.
Leamington: Gettings, Care, Gregory, Sidwell, Kristensen, Timms (Hanrahan 66), Shearsby, Blake, Sleem (Harri 72), Nicholls, Thompson (captain). Sub not used: Burgess.