BRAKES recorded their seventh home win of the season with a narrow 2-1 victory against Histon that probably should have been a little more comfortable than it turned out to be.
A goal in each half was enough to seal the points, but the plucky visitors struck back immediately after the second with a well taken strike from Luke Trotman.
After a bright start, the hosts took the lead on 20 minutes when James Fry’s throw in to Mackey on the left saw the striker beat his marker by pulling the ball back from the touchline for Chilton to side foot home from close range.
The hosts were denied a penalty and Tony Breeden, Joe Magunda and Ross Oulton were all booked as the home support became irritated by a series of refereeing decisions.
Mackey drove an early second half effort over the bar before Breeden made his first save of the game from a well struck free kick by Ryan Auger.
Jamie Tank fired over the bar for Brakes before the second goal arrived on 70 minutes, Chilton slinging another dangerous delivery into the six yard box which was toe poked into his own net by Evan Key, but awarded to Ben Mackey, who was lurking behind the defender and would have scored anyway were it not for his intervention.
The Stutes were right back in the game within 60 seconds however, the ball quickly being played out to the right into the path of Trotman, who had looked to be the dangerman all afternoon for Steve Fallon’s side, and he cut into the area before driving a shot beyond Breeden into the far corner.
Leamington had chances to re-establish their two goal cushion before the end of the game with Chilton having two late attempts to add to his tally but his first effort went over the bar while his second struck the inside of the post.