FOOTBALL - Brakes held to fourth straight draw after Kidderminster stalemate - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes held to fourth straight draw after Kidderminster stalemate

Leamington Editorial 9th Jan, 2023   0

LEAMINGTON were held to a fourth successive draw by Kidderminster Harriers as the Brakes saw their winless run extended to 11 matches following a goalless encounter.

The Brakes were unable to score a much-needed winner and, despite recording their 10th clean sheet of the season, will have come away from the Your Co-Op Community Stadium disappointed.

And the result means Leamington sit 16th in the National League North table, just four points above the relegation zone.

Leamington defended well for much of the first half with Theo Streete producing an outstanding performance at the back to ensure Callum Hawkins’ goal was not breached.




The Brakes went closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half when Louis Hall’s first time shot was well-saved by Kiddy goalkeeper Tom Palmer with ball heading towards the top-left corner.

There was a similar lack of goalmouth action in the second period in tricky conditions before Streete was denied the opener by Palmer who made a last ditch save to keep the scores level.


Kiddy thought they had snatched the points late on when Amari Morgan-Smith bundled the ball home only for the assistant’s flag to come to Leamington’s rescue.

Brakes boss Paul Holleran said: “We all want Leamington to do well.

“You can see how hard the players are working around the place and we all want to get back to winning ways, but we’re having to work very hard to grind out results against really good sides, and that’s what you’ve got to do in this league.

“We ended up playing against the conditions in both halves. I couldn’t believe it had swung round on us! We found it difficult to get out of our own half at times.

“I think both sets of players need to be applauded considering those conditions today. It was a real blood and thunder, entertaining game. Obviously the people that have been up here all morning trying to get the game on, too.

“It’s another really good clean sheet, there might not have been all the goalmouth action we’d have liked today, but there was certainly lots to admire from both sets of players.

“We take the clean sheet, we take the point, and we move on.”

Leamington are next in action away at Farsley Celtic on Tuesday, January 17 with kick-off at 7.45pm at The Citadel.

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