FOOTBALL - Brakes beaten by Peterborough - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes beaten by Peterborough

Leamington Editorial 20th Mar, 2023 Updated: 20th Mar, 2023   0

LEAMINGTON saw their five-game unbeaten run come to an end after the Brakes suffered a 3-0 defeat away to Peterborough Sports.

Paul Holleran’s side fell behind to Ryan Fryatt’s first-half goal before Jordon Crawford and Isaiah Bazeley struck in the second period on Leamington’s first visit to the Bee Arena.

The result means the Brakes sit 20th in the National League North table, one place and three points above the relegation zone.

Leamington goalkeeper Ted Cann made an early save from Crawford’s low cross at his near post before Liam Cross fired a free-kick wide of the target at the other end.




The home side came within inches of breaking the deadlock when Dan Jarvis’s shot hit the inside of the post only for the ball to bounce to safety.

Cann then saved from Jordan Nicholson before Devon Kelly-Evans’s free-kick was tipped over the bar by Sports goalkeeper Peter Crook.


However, Peterborough took the lead on 35 minutes when Fryatt headed in from close range from Nicholson’s cross after Cann had saved Jarvis’s initial header.

The Brakes responded when Dan Turner saw his low effort held by Crook before an audacious effort from the same player almost caught out the Peterborough keeper.

Sports doubled their lead on 61 minutes when Crawford produced a sublime finish with the outside of his foot although Leamington felt there had been a foul in the build up.

And the home side put the game to bed on 73 minutes when Bazeley finished confidently after Cann had saved substitute Maniche’s effort when one-on-one.

Leamington are next in action away at Spennymoor Town on Tuesday, March 21 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Brewery Field.

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