Sunday, November 13, 2005

Leamington v Quorn

It seems Quorn is not a mushroom based vegan food, its a town in Leicestershire, and this town in Leicestershire has a football team who play in the Midland Alliance. Just like Leamington do. Now, what are the odds of that?

John, Steve, Tom and myself all travelled up to the New Windmill Ground and positioned ourselves in our usual spot to watch the game. We then had to shift ourselves and position ourselves in our traditional second half spot as Leamington were shooting the other way in the first half. This wasn't as easy as it sounds, as there were a fair few people there. I estimated 612. The correct answer was 621, which I'll think you'll find was quite close.

The game was also quite close. Leamington scored first with a very good goal by Ryan Howell, but Quorn equalised a few minutes later. Leamington had more chances, but the score remained 1-1 at full time. The 'buy chips, Brakes score' gambit seems to have expired, as John and Tom spent about 79 hours in the chip queue and there were no goals scored in this time. Back to the lucky T shirt then I suppose.

It took us a while to get out of the ground at the end, as once we'd maneuvered our way past the cars parked down the middle of the car park, Sir Mick Brady (Brakes chairman) stopped us and asked Steve to drive to the garage and shine his headlights in as the bulb had gone (or something). Grassroots football - fantastic.


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