Young Brakes brought down to earth.
Young brakes were given a lesson in finishing at the hands of a much changed Racing Club Warwick side.
The super moon was in full veiw on a still cold night for the local derby game. Brakes who had been on a run that saw them lifted to the top of the eastern league were seeking revenge for the 3-2 reversal they suffered at Hampton Road earlier in the season. The Racers were sporting a maroon kit and began the game kicking off towards the North Bank End.
It was even-stevens in the opening exchanges with neither side gaining the upper hand, but the deadlock was broken on 18 mins following a spell of pressure resulting in 3 consecutive corners for Racing the ball finally nodded home by Barnaby to put the visitors 1-0 up.
On 26 former leamington striker Abdul Hammid Chauchrane latched onto a long through ball and used his electrifying pace to out run his marker and slide the ball confidently under the advancing keeper on the edge of the box. 2-0 Raceing. it was not until the 36th minute that Brakes mustered a shot on target when Winiarski fired a shot in for the keeper to tip round the post at full stretch and a minute later brakes Adam Peepal almost pulled off a sensational reverse kick in the box that had the keeper going the wrong way.
Brakes were at last putting some football together and we're getting the better of the possession in the latter stages of the first half and Robbins went close following a clever overlap from a free kick. Skipper Jeeves had the Racers keeper scrambling back to clear a super chipped effort from22 yards out, but it was the speed merchant Chauchrane with a virtually identical goal to his first that made it 3-0 ,outpacing the defence from a long ball from midfield and making no mistake as the first half came to a close. Leamington 0 Racing 3.
The second half began in a similar vein as the first with both sides cancelling each other out but on 63 mins brakes were almost gifted a goal following a poor back pass but the keeper smothered the ball at the feet of Fitzmaurice to clear up the error. Brakes were pressing hard and a thunderous effort from Winiarski was brilliantly saved by Adam Retford in the Racers goal. Several efforts from Fitzmarice and Robbins went very close as Brakes pressed in search of a goal but despite having the majority of the possession the Racers summed up the theme of the night, it's all about finishing, and with the clock on 90 minutes sub Ed Goeby unleashed an unstoppable shot from 25 yards out giving the Brakes keeper no chance .
Full Time Leamington 0 Racing Club Warwick 4. Biggest home defeat for the lads but a lesson in finishing, 4 shots 4 goals.