Racing Club fail to shake their inconsistent form

Junior Bennett put Racing Club ahead against Atherstone.
Junior Bennett put Racing Club ahead against Atherstone.

Racing’s Club Warwick’s inconsistent form continued with a 3-2 home defeat to Atherstone Town in Midland League Division One.

Racers started brightly with Wade Malley’s releasing Jordon McKenzie to fire over and Chris Dusabe’s jinking run putting McKenzie through, only for the keeper to block his effort.

The hosts had another purple patch shortly before the break with Junior Bennett firing McKenzie’s cross over the bar from 12 yards and Matt Warner and McKenzie narrowly failing to find the target with long-range efforts.

Racing Club eventually got their goal their efforts deserved three minutes into the second half. Malley’s initial shot was blocked but Bennett followed up to fire home the rebound.

A Dusabe cross was headed wide by Malley before Dusabe fired a curling effort wide as Racers pressed for a second.

However, against the run of play, Michael Bloore slotted the ball past Conal Dowling to equalise.

Racing responded with debutant Anton Astley feeding Morton whose long-range effort was saved by the keeper.

But it was to get worse for the home side when Atherstone went 2-1 up in the 70 minute with a headed goal from former Southam striker Kyle Turner.

Dowling produced an excellent save to keep Racing in the game and this looked invaluable when they forced the ball home after a goalkeeping fumble to make it 2-2, McKenzie claiming the final touch.

Morton almost wrapped up the points for the Racers with a shot on the turn but there was to be heartbreak for the home side when Turner broke away to score a late winner.

Racing Club entertain Hinckley tomorrow (3pm).