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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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”.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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First training session of pre-season for Leamington FC. 'Joe Magunda.'MHLC-30-06-15 Brakes training NNL-150107-101635009

Brakes come back with levels high as preparations for new season begin

Leamington boss Paul Holleran believes pre-season training is a different prospect now than in years gone by.

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New licence to be introduced to help ‘integrity’ of non-league clubs

The FA Council has agreed to rule changes which will help promote the sustainability and integrity of non-league football clubs.

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Dan Newton is felled by Barrow's Simon Grand in the second half.'MHLC-21-02-15 Brakes Barrow NNL-150223-093808009

Pressure is on as Holleran prepares Brakes for relegation battle in Wales

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is adamant that nothing will be decided in this weekend’s crucial trip to Colwyn Bay.

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Dan Newton fires a close range shot in the second half.'MHLC-21-02-15 Brakes Barrow NNL-150223-093756009

A loss to high-flying Bluebirds brings no shame but Brakes must be tighter

Brakes slipped to defeat as a goal in each half gave titlechasing Barrow AFC the points at the New Windmill Ground, writes Paul Edwards

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Brakes striker Danny Newton makes a nuisance of himself against Bradford Park Avenue. Picture: Morris Troughton

Striker search not critical for Holleran after glut of goals

Leamington manager Paul Holleran insists he is in no rush to replace striker Stefan Moore.

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Brakes at home to Wroxham in the FA Cup 2nd qualifying round.  Second-half action.'Dan Newton scores number four.'MHLC-27-09-14 Brakes Wroxham NNL-140927-191818009

Cup win just what was needed for Brakes after league woes

Leamington manager Paul Holleran has admitted he starting to get excited about the prospect of a glamour tie in the FA Cup but knows his side have more pressing matters to deal with first.

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Kenilworth v Stockton in the Coventry Evening Telegraph Cup (first half). 'Kenilworth's Luke Vuckovic skips past Scott Watkin and Luke Mason.'MHLC-27-09-14 Kenilworth Stockton NNL-140929-100052009

Stand-in Rowland is the Stockton shoot-out hero

Kenilworth Town went out of the Coventry Telegraph Cup on penalties to Stockton .

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Brakes at home to Wroxham in the FA Cup 2nd qualifying round.  Second-half action.'Brakes celebrate Jamie Tank's goal.'MHLC-27-09-14 Brakes Wroxham NNL-140927-191744009

Brakes survive a scare to make comfortable progress into the next round

Brakes negotiated a path to the FA Cup third qualifying round for the first time since 2005, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ryan Langmead, pictured, scored the Racers' goal in a close contest.

Last-minute heartbreak for battling Racers in FA Vase

Racing Club were left stunned as a last-minute strike undid their hard work in a hard fought contest in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase at Shifnal Town.

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