23rd Jan, 2021

Harriers performance the 'best over Christmas' praises Holleran

FOOTBALL: BRAKES boss Paul Holleran praised his side’s performance against Kidderminster Harriers as their ‘best over Christmas’.

Leamington’s 1-1 draw against Harriers extended their unbeaten league run to four games.

And Holleran’s men are now three points clear of 20th placed Gainsborough Trinity, who occupy the first relegation position.

The manager said: “This result rounds off a really good Christmas period for us.

“I thought this game might be a step too far for some of them after how much they put into the Brackley games.

“We started well but there was a period leading up to half time where they were starting to look like a full time side and it began to look a bit like a training drill.

“We lost our control and our composure but after a little chat at half time we settled down a bit and I thought we were excellent in the second half.”

He also praised his 11 men for their bravery on the field, and admitted on another day Brakes could’ve claimed the win.

“Kidderminster deserve a lot of credit for the way they do things,” said Holleran.

“But I thought in the second half we were braver and better on the ball.

“For us to go toe to toe with them and come off the pitch thinking ‘we deserved that’ is good.

“Without some good goalkeeping and a couple of poor decisions from us, we could have won it.

“I’m absolutely delighted with all of them today, it was a really really good performance. Possibly our best over Christmas.”

  • BRAKES’ home Vanarama National League North fixture against Gainsborough Trinity will take place on Tuesday, January 23, at 7.45pm.

    Meanwhile the club’s home Birmingham Senior Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion will take place the following Wednesday (January 31) at 7.45pm.

    Both games will take place at home.

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