Draw blimey! 10 on the trot for Lanthorne Strokes

Lanthorne Strokes extended their incredible run of draws to 10 with another stalemate at the weekend.

The 1-1 draw at table-topping Active Queens Head – which saw the league leaders equalise in the 80th minute – was the tenth draw in as many league games this season for the Kent club, whose website is powered by Club Website.

Already a league record when reported on these pages last week, the latest stalemate means Rovers’ incredible run is two draws longer than English League record of eight on the trot.

Bizarrely, Sunday’s result was only the second 1-1 scoreline in the sequence, which also contains no scoreless draws.

10 games in to the season, Lanthorne’s average result this term is 2.4 – 2.4, making them the team to watch.

Team manager Mark Tyman said: “We’ve been involved in some cracking games. We play attacking football, our two widemen are comfortable at centre-forward and we’re very much of the Kevin Keegan mentality that if you get four, we’ll get five, so we’ve not been trying to shut up shop.”

He described the season’s first game against Active as “bizarre”, with Strokes going a goal down in the last minute only for Lee Palmer to equalise direct from the kick-off.

Lanthorne Strokes

Whilst Sunday’s game wasn’t quite so dramatic, the match report describes at as “a further treat for the neutrals”.

It also marked Lanthorne’s fourth draw with Active in as many fixtures, prompting the match report to post the question: “With these sides now meeting four times without a result, perhaps another record is on the horizon?

In the crazy world of Lanthorne Strokes’, you wouldn’t bet against it!

Record breaker?

Club Website have contacted Guinness World Records to find out what the record run of consecutive draws might be, if such a thing is recorded.

We’ve also put the feelers out there to find out if anyone has heard of any similar records and, according to Adam Eldrige’s claim on Facebook, Rovers are still one short of at least one team.

“Gloucestershire County League, Season 1986/7 Bristol St George drew 11 consecutive games!” posted Adam – a claim that has been passed to the league for verification.

If you’ve heard of any run of draws to match Lanthorne Strokes’ 10 on the trot, we’d love to hear about it. Please leave your story in the comments section below.

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1 Comment

  1. Andrew Stringer on November 30, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Nice stat. For anyone who follows @OptaJoe on Twitter, you will no doubt love this kind of data.

    It is a bit limited – due to a lack of in-depth data but mainly due to a lack of imagination – but our team – @AFCAscot – are throwing out the occasional OptaJoe-esque stat on our Twitter feed with the hash tag #OptaInspired.

    If any other clubs want to join in, please see what stats you can throw out up to represent grass roots football!

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