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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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Racing Club Warwick go 3-1 up after a defender heads into his own net under pressure from Adam Knight. Picture: Morris Troughton

Knight brace sets Racers on their way to first league win

Racing Club held on to claim their first three points of the season against their newly relegated visitors.

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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.

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.

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The English Premier League is experiencing a textbook case of hyperinflation

The big summer transfer headline belongs to Neymar and his record-breaking £198m move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain. But, by anyone’s standards, the spending across English Premier League football clubs has been similarly jaw-dropping. With £40m fees now commonplace, last year’s record-breaking spend of £1.165 billion is almost certain to be smashed again before the transfer window closes on August 31.

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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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Martin Slevin scored Racing Club's opener at Bolehall.

Racing Club are twice pegged back by Bolehall

Racing Club Warwick opened their Midland League Division One campaign with a 2-2 draw at Bolehall but came away wondering how they failed to win a game in which they created enough chances to win three.

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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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Today is dubbed Fantasy Football Day

Today is ‘Fantasy Football Day’ - have you remembered to pick your team?

Today (Tuesday 8 August) has been named Fantasy Football Day, with over a million amateur managers in the UK alone expected to make their picks in what is traditionally the most popular day of the year for wannabe Mourinhos to select their fantasy football teams.

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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Luke Fogarty celebrates Brakes' previous promotion from the Southern League Premier with Liam O'Neill and Paul Holleran.

‘It will be an achievement just to stay in the league’

Former Leamington chief scout Luke Fogarty says a lot has changed in the two seasons Brakes have been out of the Conference North.

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Joe Clarke is one of four new faces brought in by Leamington in the close season.

Holleran is looking forward to seeing what Leamington can do

Leamigton manager Paul Holleran is comfortable with the resources at his disposal ahead of the Conference North campaign but has not ruled out making one or two further additions.

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Racing Club Warwick manager Scott Easterlow is hoping to attract more fans to Townsend Meadow.

Easterlow hoping Racers’ local players will attract local fans

Racing Club Warwick manager Scott Easterlow is hoping that by providing a platform for local talent he can get the crowds back to Townsend Meadow.

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Robbie Stephens scored Racers' second at home to NKF Burbage.

Racing Club maintain their fine pre-season form

Racing Club Warwick continued their fine pre-season form last Saturday with a solid 3-1 win over a plucky, well-drilled NKF Burbage.

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Phillips 66 still backing Leamington FC despite company planning to leave area

Phillips 66 still backing Leamington FC despite company planning to leave area

Warwick company Phillips 66 will continue to sponsor Leamington FC, despite the company planning to leave the town.

Richard Taundry calls out for a pass as Courtney Baker-Richardson works his way into the six-yard box. Picture: Morris Troughton

Brakes hold out against Blues after four-midable first half

Leamington maintained their unbeaten pre-season campaign with a 4-3 win over a youthful Birmingham City side on Saturday, writes Paul Vanes.

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Kurtis Revan and Louis Bridges get to grips with each other during Racing Club Warwick's friendly with Leamington. Picture: Morris Troughton

Easterlow calls on Racers to build on ‘great couple of days’

Racing Club Warwick manager Scott Easterlow was delighted with the application of his side in their 1-1 draw against Leamington.

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