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Brakes pull off an audacious escape

Leamington did not so much get out of jail on Saturday than escape a maximum security prison, with two goals inside three minutes late in the second half totally transforming this National League North fixture, writes Paul Okey.

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Leamington players and fans celebrate Kurtis Revan's late winner. Picture: Sally Ellis

Salford win is up there with the best - Holleran

Leamington boss Paul Holleran stopped short of elevating his side’s 3-2 win at Saford City on Saturday to the top of his managerial victories.

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Leamington legend Josh Blake has joined Racing Club Warwick.

Blake has unfinished business at Racing Club

Josh Blake has committed to Racing Club Warwick for the season.

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Connor Gudger curls home Brakes' second.

Brakes’ class of 17 shock Salford

On a miserable wet afternoon in Greater Manchester Brakes pulled off a stunning victory at the home of title-chasers Salford City to send out a message to the rest of the National League North that they are not in the division simply to make up the numbers, writes Paul Edwards.

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Paul Holleran shows his frustration after Saturday's goalless draw against Gainsborough.

Performance did not merit FA Cup exit, says Leamington boss

Leamington boss Paul Holleran said there was not a lot wrong with his side’s display at Gainsborough Trinity in midweek.

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Paul Holleran has called for his side to be more pragmatic as they chase a first home point.

Brakes are homing in on their first points at the Phillips 66

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is backing his side to break their home hoodoo against Bradford Park Avenue tomorrow but says it might need a change of mindset to do so.

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Colby Bishops heads home Brakes' opener. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Cup cheer as Bishop makes the difference

Brakes snatched FA Cup victory right at the death against dogged Midland League opponents Westfields just as a replay began to look inevitable, writes Paul Edwards.

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Colby Bishop is congratulated after breaking the deadlock. Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran: Display was worlds apart from Highgate low

Leamington boss Paul Holleran praised a “functional” performance from his side after two late goals saw off Midland League Premier Division side Westfields in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Jack Edwards is back at Leamington and back among the goals.

Edwards is back where he belongs

Jack Edwards says a need to be loved was behind his return to Leamington.

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Loanee Charley Edge battles for the ball at Curzon. Picture: Sally Ellis

Edwards salvages a point for Brakes at Curzon Ashton

Paul Holleran was encouraged by more positive signs that his team are moving in the right direction as Brakes picked up a creditable point on Tameside on Monday evening, just 48 hours after their battling display at Darlington, writes Paul Edwards.

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Tony Breeden shows a safe pair of hands despite the torrential rain. Picture: Sally Ellis

Resilient Leamington make clean getaway

Brakes returned from their long trip north with a very well-earned point and a first clean sheet of the season as they frustrated their illustrious hosts with a battling team performance and came very close to snatching a win at the death, writes Paul Edwards.

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Stefan Moore wheels away after scoring Brakes second in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington are feeling the pace as tough schedule takes its toll

Leamington manager Paul Holleran says an already difficult task is being made much harder by a brutal fixture schedule.

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Tony Breeden slams home Brakes' opener from the spot.

Home comforts in short supply as Town strike late

Brakes suffered late anguish on Tuesday night as Alfreton snatched all three points with an 88th-minute Tom Platt strike, writes Paul Okey.

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The Leamington players celebrate with their fans after Colby Bishop put them 2-0 up. Pictures: Sally Ellis

A united Brakes rise from the depths

Leamington turned their recent form upside down as they earned a hard-working and deserved three points on their first visit to the splendid Broadhurst Park home of FC United of Manchester, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ahmed Obeng limped off during Saturday's 3-2 defeat to Stockport County.

Holleran pins the blame on individuals for his side’s woes

A fourth successive defeat on Saturday dropped Leamington into the National League North relegation zone.

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Rob Thompson-Brown collects the ball after scoring from the spot.

Afternoon to forget as County strike late

Leamington crashed to a fourth successive National League North defeat on an ugly afternoon at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

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Brakes need to pick themselves up at home to Stockport County.

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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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.

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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.

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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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