Resurgent Leamington strive for consistency

LEAMINGTON go into tomorrow’s Southern League Premier Division clash at Chesham with confidence restored on the back of two successive victories.

An entertaining 4-2 win at home to Cambridge City was followed by a 2-1 midweek success at Evesham, with Brakes showing an attacking verve which has been largely absent this season.

And, despite the Red Insure Cup defeat to Brackley starting off a run of five games in 15 days, Holleran believes the seeds of a return to form were sewn in that game.

“It’s been a decent week for us and that’s including the Brackley game,” said Holleran.

“All three performances have been positive and one or two players have stepped up to the mark.

“Saturday was as well as we’ve played for a long, long time.

“We showed great character to come back twice. The only negative was that we gave away two poor goals.”

Brakes have yet to discover the consistency which was behind their rise to the play-offs last season, with cup defeats to lower-league opposition taking the gloss off a steady start to the league campaign.

However, Holleran believes that consistency will only come from his players building up greater understandings on the pitch.

“Jimmy Husband has rediscovered his form and Michael Tuohy has come in and done well, while Asa and Hoody have had time together at the back. It’s the same up front, where David Kolodynski has had more games with Jacob.

“The signs are positive and we are hoping to keep it going.

“So far, this season has been two steps forward and one back.

“The way the league is changing around, it’s set up for someone to go on a run and we’re hoping to get some momentum going.”

Leamington face a difficult task at Chesham tomorrow, with The Generals yet to drop a point at home.

The Buckinghamshire side lie two points behind Brakes with two games in hand, but Holleran will not hear any talk of going for a draw.

“We think we can get a result. We won’t be negative our changing our system.

“We’ve got great confidence in the keeper and back four and we can play from there.”

Brakes are back in action on Tuesday night when they entertain Banbury United in the Birmingham Senior Cup (7.45pm).

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