Brakes hit the top in fine style

Thursday 17 January 2013 Updated: 17/01 09:12

Weymouth 0 Leamington 4

BUBBLING Brakes stormed to the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division following a superb victory at Weymouth on Tuesday night.

There was little to choose between the two sides for an hour but Brakes then took control and scored four well taken goals in an outstanding 23 minute spell much to the delight of the travelling fans.

The impressive success signalled Brakes title intent and lifted them into pole position, two points clear of second-placed Hemel Hempstead Town with three games in hand.

Brakes broke the deadlock after 62 minutes when Lee Moore cleverly set up midfielder Richard Batchelor who fired home from close range.

The advantage was doubled two minutes later as Stefan Moore latched onto a long ball from Craig Owen and beat two defenders before delivering a superb pass into the path of Lee Moore who was left with the simplest of finishes.

Stefan Moore got his name on the scoresheet 15 minutes from time by turning his marker inside out before thumping a crisply struck shot into the far corner.

The scoring was completed five minutes from time when Lee Moore capped an excellent performance by firing a stunning 20-yard free kick into the top corner after Matt Dodd had been fouled on the edge of the area.

The enjoyable night at the seaside came hard on the heels of a comfortable 2-0 success over lowly Frome Town at the New Windmill on Saturday.

Brakes opened the scoring after 12 minutes when central defender Jamie Hood headed Stefan Moore’s cross to Richard Batchelor who sent an acrobatic overhead effort into the top corner.

The lead was increased five minutes later when defender Liam Daly powerfully headed home a well flighted corner from Lee Moore.

Frome never seriously threatened to get back in contention and Brakes should have increased their advantage in the 27th minute when Daly found Stefan Moore who waltzed around two defenders but then blazed over.

The former Aston Villa striker went even closer two minutes into the second half by robbing visiting defender Ryan Bennett but his delicate 25-yard chip over keeper Darren Chitty drifted agonisingly wide of the post.

Brakes remained in command and Stephan Morley rattled the crossbar with a pwerful 25-yard effort, while substitute Tom Berwick fired two late angled shots into the side netting.

Brakes will be looking to strengthn their grip at the top of the table as they entertain relegation-threatened Redditch United this Saturday (3pm) before visiting Chesham United on Tuesday (7.45pm).

Meanwhile, Brakes have been drawn at home against Division One South & West outfit Cinderford Town in the quarter-final of the Red Insure League Cup. The tie is to be played at the New Windmill on Tuesday, February 5 (7.45pm).

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