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Brakes are homing in on their first points at the Phillips 66

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is backing his side to break their home hoodoo against Bradford Park Avenue tomorrow but says it might need a change of mindset to do so.

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Colby Bishops heads home Brakes' opener. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Cup cheer as Bishop makes the difference

Brakes snatched FA Cup victory right at the death against dogged Midland League opponents Westfields just as a replay began to look inevitable, writes Paul Edwards.

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Colby Bishop is congratulated after breaking the deadlock. Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran: Display was worlds apart from Highgate low

Leamington boss Paul Holleran praised a “functional” performance from his side after two late goals saw off Midland League Premier Division side Westfields in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Jack Edwards is back at Leamington and back among the goals.

Edwards is back where he belongs

Jack Edwards says a need to be loved was behind his return to Leamington.

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Loanee Charley Edge battles for the ball at Curzon. Picture: Sally Ellis

Edwards salvages a point for Brakes at Curzon Ashton

Paul Holleran was encouraged by more positive signs that his team are moving in the right direction as Brakes picked up a creditable point on Tameside on Monday evening, just 48 hours after their battling display at Darlington, writes Paul Edwards.

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Tony Breeden shows a safe pair of hands despite the torrential rain. Picture: Sally Ellis

Resilient Leamington make clean getaway

Brakes returned from their long trip north with a very well-earned point and a first clean sheet of the season as they frustrated their illustrious hosts with a battling team performance and came very close to snatching a win at the death, writes Paul Edwards.

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Stefan Moore wheels away after scoring Brakes second in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington are feeling the pace as tough schedule takes its toll

Leamington manager Paul Holleran says an already difficult task is being made much harder by a brutal fixture schedule.

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Tony Breeden slams home Brakes' opener from the spot.

Home comforts in short supply as Town strike late

Brakes suffered late anguish on Tuesday night as Alfreton snatched all three points with an 88th-minute Tom Platt strike, writes Paul Okey.

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The Leamington players celebrate with their fans after Colby Bishop put them 2-0 up. Pictures: Sally Ellis

A united Brakes rise from the depths

Leamington turned their recent form upside down as they earned a hard-working and deserved three points on their first visit to the splendid Broadhurst Park home of FC United of Manchester, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ahmed Obeng limped off during Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Stockport County.

Holleran pins the blame on individuals for his side’s woes

A fourth successive defeat on Saturday dropped Leamington into the National League North relegation zone.

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Rob Thompson-Brown collects the ball after scoring from the spot.

Afternoon to forget as County strike late

Leamington crashed to a fourth successive National League North defeat on an ugly afternoon at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

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Brakes need to pick themselves up at home to Stockport County.

Leamington needs to be a fortress - Holleran

After the optimism of their win at Gainsborough Trinity on the opening day, Leamington have come back down to earth with three successive defeats.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson and Paul Holleran celebrate last season's play-final victory.

Holleran: Baker-Richardson’s success is example to young kids

Leamington boss Paul Holleran hailed Courtney Baker-Richardson as “a real success story” after the attacker’s switch to Swansea City was made official this week.

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Colby Bishop battles to hold on to possession for Leamington. Picture: Sally Ellis

No happy returns for Brakes’ former Kiddy contingent

A battling display yielded nothing as Brakes went down to a third successive National League North defeat in Worcestershire writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown lets fly for Brakes but he can only find the side netting. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington hand three points to Southport

A defensive howler from Joe Magunda condemned Brakes to a second successive home league defeat on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

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Swansea-bound Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Courtney’s Swansea switch ‘not ideal timing’

Paul Holleran admits Courtney Baker-Richardson’s move to Swansea City has come at the worst possible time.

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Junior English hooks the ball goalwards for Brakes' equaliser. Picture: Tim Nunan

Missed chances costly as Lambs make Brakes pay

Brakes’ home Conference North campaign got off to a losing start on Tuesday night in a match that proved a fine advert for the division, writes Paul Okey.

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Ahmed Obeng evades a last-ditch challenge on his way to rounding Richard Walton and scoring Leamington's winner. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Early gains for Brakes as Obeng hits double

Leamington made a winning return to the National League North as they came from behind at Gainsborough Trinity thanks to a brace from Ahmed Obeng, writes Paul Edwards.

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Richard Taundry believes Leamington can compete in the Conference North.

Taundry believes Brakes are well equipped to upset the odds

Richard Taundry has stopped short of making any bold predictions ahead of the forthcoming Conference North season despite admitting Leamington are better equipped than ever to compete in their exalted company.

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