FOOTBALL - Brakes held again by Scarborough - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes held again by Scarborough

Leamington Editorial 8th Nov, 2022   0

ADAM Walker’s second-half goal earned Leamington a 1-1 draw against high-flying Scarborough Athletic as the Brakes extended their unbeaten run to four matches.

Walker netted early in the second period after Michael Coulson had opened the scoring for the visitors as Leamington secured a third straight draw at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

The result means Leamington sit 11th in the National League North table.

Scarborough made a bright start as Kieren Weledji fired narrowly over the crossbar before the Brakes somehow cleared Kieran Burton’s effort from close range off the line following a goalmouth scramble.

The home side saw appeals for a penalty for handball waved away by the referee before Callum Hawkins made a smart save low down to keep out Ciaran McGuckin’s shot.

However, Hawkins was unable to prevent Scarborough captain Coulson from breaking the deadlock on 36 minutes when he curled a fine effort into the net to finish a sweeping move.

Just before the break, Devon Kelly-Evans stung the palms of Joe Cracknell in the Scarborough goal with a powerful strike from distance that the keeper could only parry before the ball was cleared to safety.

Leamington drew level on 50 minutes when Walker finished under Cracknell with a fabulous first-time finish after Rackeem Reid somehow kept the ball alive despite being surrounded by Scarborough defenders.

And Jack Edwards should have won the game for the Brakes when he met Kelly-Evans’s free-kick in the box unmarked only to glance a header inches past the post.

Leamington are next in action away at Curzon Ashton TONIGHT (Tuesday, November 8) with kick-off at 7.45pm at Tameside Stadium.

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