|[02 DEC 98] RACING
CLUB WARWICK NEWS
Racing Club Warwick 0
West Bromwich Albion 0
[DR MARTENS LEAGUE MIDLAND
A gutsy display by Racing Club Warwick kept
West Bromwich Albion at bay and earned them a Birmingham Senior Cup replay.
And Racing could have been celebrating an unlikely
victory had they managed to convert any of the half-chances which fell to them in the
Despite selecting virtually their entire Pontins League
side Albion started brightly and threatened to swamp their non-league opposition, with
several near-misses in the first half.
Twice Baggies striker Brian Quailey almost broke the
deadlock, first with a snapshot which flew over the bar and minutes late a drive which was
well saved by home keeper Andy Biffen.
Albion continued to push forward and should really have
scored before the interval, but after the break Racing looked a different side and began
to dominate the game.
The home side visibly grew in confidence and had Nick
McFarlane been more composed in front of goal or Albion keeper Chris Adamson not been on
such fine form Racing could have won the game.
However, Racing boss Martin Bewell was delighted with
forcing Albion into a replay. He said:
"We battled well and it was a much better performance.
"I thought we defended superbly in the first half and
when we came more into the game after the break we could have nicked it."