WESTFIELDS 0 LEAMINGTON 2

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Ben God­dard

WESTFIELDS had their FA Cup dreams end for another sea­son af­ter Leamington scored twice on the stroke of full-time to se­cure their pas­sage.

Sub­sti­tute Colby Bishop headed what looked like a late win­ner for the Brakes be­fore the hosts got caught on the break and con­ceded a penalty, which Rob Thomp­son-Brown slot­ted home.

The out­come could have been a dif­fer­ent for the Mid­lands Pre­mier hosts, who had a lucky break on 16 min­utes. Marks­man Richard Greaves looked to be off­side as he ad­vanced on goal be­fore be­ing brought down by Brakes goal­keeper Tony Bree­den.

Leamington felt jus­tice was done when skip­per Bree­den saved Craig Jones’ low spot-kick.

Brakes full-back James Mace came close to re­spond­ing as his cross­cum-shot from the wing rat­tled the bar.

The visi­tors dom­i­nated pos­ses­sion but al­most left the match slip with five min­utes left when Bree­den came rac­ing out of his goal, only to be dis­posed by Adeji Kings­ford.

How­ever, he re­gained the ball be­fore Westfields could take ad­van­tage.

The Brakes then broke the hosts’ hearts on the stroke of full-time with Mace cross­ing to Colby Bishop to crash home.

In in­jury time cen­tre-half Matt Sy­sum saw red for hold­ing back Bishop in the box and Thomp­son-Brown made it 2-0 from the spot.

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