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‘Ugly’ midweek victory helps Brakes stay out in front

Leamington boss Paul Holleran was reflecting on “a good few days” after his side followed up the 1-0 win at St Neots that sent them to the top of the table with a hard-fought single-goal success at home to Cambridge City on Tuesday evening.

Jamie Hood joins the celebrations for Connor Gudger's winner. Picture: Tim Nunan

Gudger’s scrappy winner is harsh on dogged Cambridge

Connor Gudger’s scrambled goal three minutes from time shattered Cambridge, who had belied their lowly position by providing one of the toughest games of the season so far for Brakes, writes Paul Edwards.

Non League
Ryan Rowe curls home Leamington's match-winning goal under pressure from Tom Ward. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Rowe puts Brakes top of the pile

Ryan Rowe’s third goal of the week helped Brakes see off the stubborn challenge of St Neots at the Premier Plus stadium, a result which coupled with Slough Town’s second-half collapse at Basingstoke saw Paul Holleran’s side move to the top of the table, writes Paul Edwards.

Southam United try to force the ball home in the first half of their clash against Stafford Town. Picture: Morris Troughton

Southam go down to fellow strugglers Stafford

Southam United boss Ian Ray pulled no punches after seeing his side go down 3-0 at home to fellow Midland League Division One strugglers Stafford Town.

Non League
Anvinder Thiara found the net in Khalsa's 8-0 rout of their reserve side in the Cancer Cup preliminary round.

Kitchen and Proctor strike to give Hibs slender advantage at the summit

Stockton set aside their league worries with a crushing 10-0 win at Whitnash United in the preliminary round of the Cancer Cup.

Brakes celebrate Ryan Rowe's second goal of the evening. Picture: Sally Ellis

Rowe double puts Brakes in control before Breeden keeps up his Valley penalty heroics

Tony Breeden was once again the scourge of Redditch at The Valley Stadium as he saved another penalty to help Leamington to a tenth league win of the season, writes Paul Edwards.

Non League
Ahmed Obeng advances on goal after a mesmerising run through the King's Lynn defence. Picture: Tim Nunan

Obeng’s pace catches the eye, but work ethic impresses boss

Leamington manager Paul Holleran was in upbeat mood after his side took their goal tally to 20 from six games with a 3-0 win over King’s Lynn on Tuesday evening.

Non League
Travis Lea was on target for Warwick Wanderers in their Division One Cup success over Westlea Wanderers.

All-Wanderers League Cup clash sees Warwick get the better of Westlea

Chadwick End secured their first win of the season in Division Three, beating fellow strugglers Leamington Juniors 3-1.

Ahmed Obeng fires home Brakes' opener. Picture: Tim Nunan

Three and easy for vibrant Brakes

Brakes’ abundance of quality in the attacking third eventually told as they continued their rich vein of goalscoring form at home to King’s Lynn on Tuesday evening, writes Paul Okey.

Non League
Who said it, Allardyce or Bassett?

Quiz: Who said it - Sam Allardyce or Mike Bassett?

Sam Allardyce was only in charge of the England team for one game, but he has already stepped down “by mutual agreement” after what the FA called inappropriate conduct.

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Jack Edwards is ruled out tomorrow through suspension.

Holleran turns his sights to the 30-point mark

Leamington face a tough four days with a trip to St Ives Town tomorrow being followed by a visit to early Southern League Premier Division pacesetters Slough Town on Tuesday evening.

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Luke Vuckovic was on the mark as Midland Rangers maintained their 100 per cent start to the season with a 5-2 win over Radford Albion.

Wright response from Westlea after Mid-Warwickshire Police draw level

Westlea Wanderers have taken up their customary spot at the top of Division One but it needed a late goal to see off the challenge of winless Mid-Warwickshire Police.

Lewis Scott scored twice in Westlea Wanderers' emphatic 6-0 win at Murphys Bar.

Davies at the double for leaders Stockton

Stockton Reserves lead the way in Division Four after a Richie Davies double helped them to a 3-1 win over Whitnash United.

Loan signing Zak Lilly lets fly against Weymouth. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran delighted by Brakes’ character

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has praised his side’s second-half performance at home to Redditch on Tuesday evening, calling it their “most pleasing 45 minutes of the season”.

Non League
Ryan Rowe got Brakes back on level terms on Tuesday evening.

Brakes’ second-half superiority has a beautiful outcome

The goals will not win any beauty contests but that will matter little to Leamington who fought back from the shock of conceding in the second minute to gain a deserved win over Redditch on Tuesday evening, writes Paul Okey.

Non League
Jack Edwards puts his body on the line to get in a second-half header for Leamington. Picture: Morris Troughton

Brakes denied by last-gasp penalty

Leamington saw two points slip from their grasp on Saturday after a late rush of blood from Jamie Hood allowed Weymouth to escape with a draw, writes Paul Okey.

Non League
Ben Mackey slots home his 15th-second opener on his way to a hat-trick against Racing Club. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Magic hat-trick from Mackey is knockout blow for Racers

Ben Mackey returned to haunt his former club on his Coventry United debut with a superb first half hat-trick ending Racing Club’s interest in the FA Vase.

Despair for Leamington as Highgate increase their lead. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran is at a loss to explain tame FA Cup exit

Leamington boss Paul Holleran labelled Saturday’s FA Cup exit at Highgate United as “one of the most disappointing days” in his time at the club but says he is at a loss to explain it.

Non League
Southam manager Ian Ray was not too downhearted by his side's defeat to Lichfield City.

League leaders show finishing touches Southam are lacking

Southam manager Ian Ray preferred to focus on the positive despite his side’s winless start to the season extending to six games on Saturday.

Non League
Radford Semele christened their new BPS-sponsored kit with  5-0 win over Bishops Itchington.  Picture submitted

Radford Semele get off to flying start thanks to Ayley’s treble

George Ayley’s 21-minute treble put Radford Semele on the way to a comfortable 5-0 win over Bishops Itchington on the opening weekend of the Leamington & District SundayLeague.

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