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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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Jack Edwards loops a header past Brendan Bunn to bring it back to 3-1. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington hit a new low with tame FA Cup defeat at Highgate United

Ten-man Brakes produced their worst performance of the season as they were dumped out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle by Midland League Highgate United, writes Paul Edwards.

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Two-goal hero Ryan Rowe. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington on guard against FA Cup shock

Leamington manager Paul Holleran is not taking the challenge of Highgate United lightly despite a three-division gulf between the two sides.

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Ben George swings in the cross for Ryan Rowe's opening goal.  Pictures: Tim Nunan

Clinical Rowe goes to town on Stratford

Leamington cruised to a 2-0 win at the DCS Stadium, with two first-half Ryan Rowe goals settling a low-key derby, writes Paul Okey.

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Jack Edwards cuts the ball back for Ahmed Obeng's equaliser. Picture: Morris Troughton

Biggleswade and Brown rain on Brakes’ parade

The heavens opened in the first half and the shots rained in in the second but Biggleswade’s water-tight defences were breached just once to deny Brakes a deserved three points on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

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Referee Robin Cox gives Tony Breeden his marching orders at Hardenhuish Park.

Battling Brakes lose Breeden and their 100 per cent start to the season
at Chippenham

Brakes’ 100 per cent start bit the dust despite the visitors, having lost Tony Breeden to two yellow cards, producing a battling second-half display at Hardenhuish Park, writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown stands over a free-kick against Merthyr. Picture: Tim Nunan

Thompson-Brown can be the difference for us - Holleran

Rob Thompson-Brown is the man who can help deliver promotion to Leamington according to boss Paul Holleran.

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Leamington players rush over to celebrate with the home fans after James Mace's last-minute winner (below). Pictures: Tim Nunan

M-ace end to tricky clash with Merthyr

Leamington moved two points clear at the top of the Southern League Premier Division on Tuesday night courtesy of their fourth successive victory, writes Paul Okey.

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Jack Edwards scored the only goal of the game as Brakes made it three wins from three. Picture: Sally Ellis

Edwards’ header maintains Brakes’ 100 per cent start

Brakes rounded off a positive opening week of the season by sending league newcomers Hayes and Yeading United to defeat in the first Saturday fixture to be played at their new SkyEx Community Stadium, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ryan Rowe celebrates his second against Cirencester. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran is keeping his feet on the ground

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is refusing to get carried away by his side’s 100 per cent start to the Southern Premier Division campaign.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson brings the ball away for Brakes.

Leamington pass their first stern test of campaign

Brakes put down an early-season marker as they eased to victory at fellow promotion hopefuls Kettering Town, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ryan Rowe scores Brakes' fifth-minute opener on his way to a double for his new side. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Rowe puts Brakes on the road to victory

Ryan Rowe had a league debut to remember for Leamington, scoring twice as the hosts got their Southern Premier campaign off to the best possible start, writes Paul Okey.

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Tony Breeden clears his lines against Worcester City.

Play-off heartache can spur us on to the title – Breeden

The new Southern League Premier Division season may be just around the corner but Leamington keeper Tony Breeden can still remember the conclusion to the last one vividly, writes Paul Okey.

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Rob Thompson-Brown is part of a revamped attacking line-up for Brakes.

Increased attacking threat will bolster title push, says Holleran

Paul Holleran is more than happy with his summer of rebuilding and believes Leamington now have the goals in them to mount a sustained title challenge.

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Ryan Quinn in action against Worcester City. Picture: Morris Troughton

Leamington snap up former Sky Blue Quinn

Leamington have snapped up former Coventry City Academy player Ryan Quinn.

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Nick Draper acrobatically stops Tom James (out of picture) opening the scoring for Brakes. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Defeat for Brakes in their final warm-up

There was little to take from Leamington’s final pre-season friendly with several absentees meaning the side looked a great deal different from the one which will kick off against Cirencester, writes Paul Okey.

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