Nelmes Chips in to help title challenge

Brakes required an own goal from Cinderford skipper Josh Nelmes to negotiate a nervy encounter with the relegation strugglers at The Causeway that leaves them sitting three points behind leaders Chippenham with five games remaining, writes Paul Edwards.

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Stefan Moore

Moore back at Brakes

Leamington have brought Stefan Moore in for a third spell with the club.

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Jack Edwards in the thick of the action at Hitchin. Picture: Sally Ellis

Bluebirds continue to soar as Brakes lose vital ground

Brakes slipped further behind the relentless pace of leaders Chippenham Town with this goalless draw at third-placed Hitchin, but remain in with a chance of snatching the priceless automatic promotion spot, writes Paul Edwards.

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Jack Edwards fires in the winner against Walsall in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington prepare for league finale with a final

Paul Holleran was delighted with the application of his side after they beat a young Walsall outfit to reach the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

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Jack Edwards and James Mace celebrate Brakes' injury-time winner. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington reach the Birmingham Senior Cup final

Leamington reached the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup for the first time since 1979 after a stunning late, late show against Walsall, writes Paul Okey.

Jack Edwards takes advantage of Jack Smith's slip-up and below, rewards himself with a drop of the black stuff. Pictures: Morris Troughton.

Rampant Brakes go to town on Dunstable

Leamington eased to a comfortable win over a youthful Dunstable side on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten Southern League Premier sequence to nine games, writes Paul Okey.

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New Brakes signing Kurtis Revan.

Leamington are in it to win it with new Linnet

Leamington have boosted their options for the run-in with the signing of former King’s Lynn winger Kurtis Revan.

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Jamie Hood gets up to clear the danger on another quiet day for Brakes keeper Tony Breeden.  Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran stoked by Town victory as Leamington maintain pressure on Chippenham

Paul Holleran declared himself satisfied as Leamington negotiated another tricky hurdle to ramp up their pursuit of Chippenham Town at the top of the Evostik Southern League Premier Division, writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown fired home Brakes' third against Kettering Town. Picture: Tim Nunan

Brakes outwit St Neots and Kettering to cut the deficit at the top

Leamington boss Paul Holleran produced a tactical masterclass to lead his side to maximum points from back to back home games, cutting the gap to Chippenham at the top of the Southern Premier Division to four points.

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Ahmed Obeng goes down under the challenge of Jack Kelly to earn Brakes a second-half penalty. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington power past Poppies to cut the gap at the top

Leamington negotiated a potential banana skin on Tuesday night to move to within four points of the Southern Premier League summit, writes Paul Okey.

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Richard Gregory, scorer of Brakes' second goal, tries his luck with an ambitious effort from the edge of the box. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Gregory’s goal seals routine victory

Leamington made it 13 points from 15 with a no-fuss win at home to relegation-threatened St Neots on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

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Connor Gudger goes in for a challenge with Ollie Snaith at Cambridge City last Saturday. Picture: Sally Ellis

Brakes climb to second as boss calls for a rise in standards

Leamington climbed back to second in the Southern Premier League thanks to four points in four days.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson shows off his blow football skills. Picture: Sally Ellis

Breeden leads by example as Brakes draw at Cambridge

Brakes picked up another useful point on the road against a Cambridge City side battling to escape the bottom four, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ahmed Obeng is just beaten to the ball by Dorchester keeper Shane Murphy. Picture: Morris Troughton

Obeng is in the perfect position to fire Brakes to promotion

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says the loan signing of Callum Powell will allow Ahmed Obeng to wreak havoc in the closing stages of the campaign.

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Callum Powell slots home Leamington's second. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Holleran’s resurgent Leamington prove a real handful for Dorchester

Two weeks on from their home humbling at the hands of Slough, Leamington dished out a Southern League thrashing of their own to hapless Dorchester, writes Paul Okey.

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Darren Pond in the thick of the action at King's Lynn. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Brakes dig in to make a point at King’s Lynn

Brakes returned from the long trip to Norfolk with a point and a clean sheet which, after the previous Saturday’s result, represented some kind of a return to normality, writes Paul Edwards.

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Callum Powell in goalscoring action for Rugby Town.

Brakes bring in Wrexham AFC attacker on loan

Leamington have bolstered their attacking options with the loan signing of Callum Powell from Wrexham AFC.

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Brakes celebrate Courtney Baker-Richardson's match-winner in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Holleran slams indiscipline and says it must not happen again

Paul Holleran pulled no punches after Saturday’s 6-0 thrashing at the hands of title rivals Slough Town, labelling it ‘embarrassing’.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson heads Brakes into the lead. Picture: Tim Nunan

Hood returns to give Leamington Senior Cup boost

Jamie Hood marked his return from injury with a goal as Leamington turned this Birmingham Senior Cup tie on its head in the last ten minutes to reach the semi-final, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ryan Rowe pushes Nathan Webb to the floor to earn the first of two red cards for Brakes on Saturday. Picture: Morris Troughton

Two off as Slough go to Town on Brakes

Brakes’ long stint as Southern League Premier Division leaders came to a shuddering halt as they were humbled by a Slough Town side who emphatically ended their poor recent run of results to firmly re-establish their own promotion credentials, writes Paul Edwards.

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