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.
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.
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!
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.