Four goals from the Brakes on a sunny away day in Beds.
It was yet another blustery afternoon at the New Windmill Ground, but at least the rain held off.
The Brakes made the best of their chances with two well worked goals.
1-0, Luke Corbett in the first half:
2-0, same again, in the second half:
For glorious super definition thrills from the whole game as well as the emotional half time rememberance of Matt Blunt and the presentation to Daniel Kelly check out the whole match DVD – available from the usual suspects and via the on-line store (see link above).
If I was rude to the Chesham fan who shook the scaffold tower at the end of the game it was because I was afeard of the tripod and camera falling on his mates – some joke!
And finially (thought I’d leave the typo in) – thanks to the several people who retrieved my cap each time it was blown away by the gusty wind.
Jai Stanley’s free kick is the winner for the Brakes at 1-0:
Probably one of if not the best competitive start to a season since the Brakes came back – both for the 100% record and the way the lads played.
Five wins out of five, 13 goals for 3 against, and great crowds.
The league fixtures stirred a few past Southern League memories:
Starting with a good away win at Chesham against Aylesbury Utd – with the first contender for the goal of the season from Jai Stanley.
The first home game was the unexpected League appearance of Nuneaton Town in a crackingly competitive game.
A straightforward win over Dunstable Town was followed by an emphatic win away at relegated Bromsgrove Rovers.
Then the FA Cup season opened with a good win at home to Staveley Miners Welfare which had us wondering whether we were to see the FA Cup at the NWG sometime later this season?
Watch all the highlights, goals, saves and new haircuts in glorious super definition colour on your own screen – get the DVD at the next game or order on-line.
Thanks again to Paul Edwards for the highlights edit.
Seven goals by the Brakes (each one by a different scorer) – six of them before half time!
Bello’s goal to make it 5-1 is now at the correct playback speed.
Well done lads, and also to Nigel for such a marvellous pitch despite the sodden weather.
The highlights DVD of the Friendly matches in July and August is now available.
So, if you were away on holiday, busy mowing the lawn or mending a leaking roof, you can now catch up on the games you missed.
Thrill to the first visit of Newport County to the NWG, marvel at the appearance of Moors from far away Solihull, be enthralled by the mystery tour to Wimborne, Bishops Cleeve & Wellingborough, see the NWG survive visiting miners, and least but not last a cup final at a new ground near Stratford.
Thanks to some nifty editing by Paul Edwards (of fanzine fame) this is now your chance to own and cherish 24 gripping minutes of what you waited for through the sodden summer footy desert.
Use the menu option above to get your copy now.