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Saints’ misery continues as two see red in another heavy defeat

With the pitch passed playable following a morning inspection, Southam’s new manager Alex Baird sent out his side with two new signings and three youngsters from the under-18 development team.

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Play comes to a halt at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium as a section of the floodlights go out. Picture: Tim Nunan

Western Power put spotlight on Brakes for abandonment

Western Power Distribution has blamed “an internal fault at the football club” for the problem which caused a second successive Leamington Tuesday evening game to be abandoned.

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Play grinds to a halt at the Phillips 66 after a power outage caused a partial floodlight failure.

Holleran has sympathy for Kettering contingent

Leamington boss Paul Holleran had plenty of sympathy for Kettering Town after the abandonment of Tuesday evening’s match.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson (partially obscured) heads home Leamington's opener from Richard Taundry's cross. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington take time to find their cutting edge

They may not have had anything to show for a superb first-half showing but Leamington eventually got their reward on Saturday to record their first league win since December 17, writes Paul Okey.

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Jordan Goddard in action during his first spell at Leamington.

Holleran pins faith in Godd first impression

Paul Holleran is hoping Jordan Goddard can recapture the form he showed at the start of his first spell at Leamington after re-signing the midfielder from Halesowen Town.

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New Southam United boss Alex Baird.

Baird takes over the reins at Southam United

Southam United have named Alex Baird as first team manager.

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Martin Slevin scored Racing Club's third at Coventry Copsewood.

Smith double helps Racing Club climb to fourth

Racing Club Warwick moved up to fourth in Midland League Division One, three points behind leaders Bromsgrove Sporting after a 3-1 win at Coventry Copsewood, avenging their cup defeat four weeks earlier in the process.

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Connor Gudger digs the ball out to send in a cross for Courtney Baker-Richardson to convert. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington rediscover their verve despite being held by Chippenham

Brakes produced a vastly improved performance in an entertaining clash with their fellow promotion-chasers at a misty Phillips 66 Community Stadium, with Paul Holleran noting encouraging signs of a return to their early season swagger, writes Paul Edwards.

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The Southam management team in happier times.

Southam go down to another heavy defeat

Southam United followed up their 15-0 defeat at Racing Club Warwick with another heavy loss on Monday, going down 8-0 at Coventry Copsewood to remain rooted to the foot of Midland League Division One.

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James Mace in action at Banbury. Picture: Steven Prouse/KBO Photography

Belief remains for Brakes despite their derby despair

Paul Holleran says he will not allow negativity to creep in despite a winless festive period.

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Paul Holleran watches on as Leamington slip to an injury-time defeat at Banbury. Pictures: Steven Prouse

Holleran accuses Banbury manager of a ‘real lack of class’

Leamington manager Paul Holleran has reacted angrily to comments made by his Banbury United counterpart Mike Ford in the run-up to last Monday’s derby.

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James Mace tidies up after a threatening run from Banbury's Marvin Asiedu Ofosu. Pictures: David Prouse/KBO Photography

The new year starts with a whimper for lacklustre Leamington

Leamington suffered a sickening defeat to kick off 2017, with Banbury scoring the only goal of the game with just 12 seconds of second-half injury time remaining, writes Paul Okey.

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Richard Gregory receives the congratulations after scoring against his former club. Picture: Morris Troughton

A lack of bravery cost us two points, admits Brakes boss

Leamington boss Paul Holleran blamed a lack of courage for his side’s inability to make the most of their extra man against Stratford.

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Richard Gregory celebrates scoring against his former club. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Tulloch’s red fuels Stratford fightback

A poor second-half performance from Leamington saw their south Warwickshire neighbours Stratford Town take a deserved share of the spoils from this Boxing Day derby clash, writes Paul Edwards.

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Southam defender Ruben Bastos brings down Alex Price to concede the penalty which led to Racing Club Warwick's eighth goal. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Rampant Racers show no mercy to ten-man Saints

Southam’s sorry season reached a new low on Boxing Day as Racing Club Warwick ran riot to rack up a score which even warranted a mention from Jeff Stelling on Sky Sports.

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The referee calls a halt to the game with Southam trailing 4-0.

Southam’s fixture is abandoned due to fog

An impeccably observed minute’s silence before the match in honour of former coach Barry Rumble was the precursor to a strange ending to Southam United’s home Midland League Division fixture with Pershore last Saturday.

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Referee Sarah Garratt leads the Brakes players off the pitch after the lights failed at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium. Pictures: Tim Nunan

Lights out, all out as Leamington match is abandoned

Leamington’s Southern League Premier Division match with Chesham on Tuesday night was abandoned 15 minutes in after floodlight failure, writes Paul Okey.

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Wade Malley scored two for Racers, including their last-minute winner.

Racers hit back at Stafford to climb to fourth

Racing Club Warwick got back to winning ways in dramatic fashion with a come-from-behind 4-3 win at Stafford Town lifting them to fourth in Midland League Division One.

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Lee Rycroft was forced off with injury in the first half as Southam went down to a heavy defeat at Chelmsley Town.

Mills bags a treble as Southam crash to another heavy defeat

Saints crashed to another heavy defeat at Pack Meadow, as Chelmsley Town, who had notched up three goals in a one-sided first half, turned the screw after the break to hit five more, writes Paul Vanes.

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Jack Edwards is set to return for Brakes on Tuesday evening.

Holleran is determined history will not repeat itself for his highflyers

Leamington manager Paul Holleran says the lessons learned from last season’s mid-campaign blip will ensure his side continue to set the pace at the top of the Southern League Premier Division.

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