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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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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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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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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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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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New signing Richard Gregory tries to work his way out of a tight spot, while below, Joe Magunda looks to seize possession in midfield. Pictures: Sally Ellis

A damp squib but an important point nonetheless for leaders Leamington

A goalless stalemate was the correct result from a dour contest played out on a miserably wet afternoon in Frome, but nevertheless it represents another point on the board for Leamington in their quest for promotion, writes Paul Edwards.

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Stratford Town striker Richard Gregory is the subject of a seven-day approach from Brakes.

Holleran quietly confident of landing Stratford Town striker

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is hopeful of bolstering his striking options ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Frome after putting in a seven-day approach for Stratford striker Richard Gregory.

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Brakes loan signing Dan Preston.

Hitchin defeat is quickly forgotten by Leamington

Brakes responded in a positive manner to only their third defeat of the season in a match marred by a sickening clash of heads between Darren Pond and home defender Sam Doolan which caused a 15-minute delay, writes Paul Edwards.

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Tony Breeden is unable to provide a fairy-tale finish to Brakes match at home to Hitchin, heading wide in injury time. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Brakes’ unbeaten run is Donn and dusted

Leamington’s long unbeaten home league record, which stretched back to February, was ended by the side who last tasted victory at the Phillips 66, writes Paul Okey.

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Darren Pond will be missing against Hitchin tomorrow.

Holleran praises title rivals for impressive starts

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has paid tribute to Slough Town and Chippenham after “phenomenal” starts to their Southern Premier League campaigns.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson guides home the ball to put Leamington two goals up at Cirencester. Pictures: Sally Ellis

New loans are a poor investment for Town

Brakes negotiated a tricky away trip to a Cirencester side much changed from their opening-day clash, writes Paul Edwards.

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Brakes celebrate Darren Pond's leveller. Picture: Sally Ellis

Leamington make their point to keep title bid on track

Brakes returned from the long trip to south Wales with a well earned point from an entertaining contest against a Merthyr Town side who on this evidence look to be a good bet to remain up with the pacesetters in the division, writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown's delivery beats almost everyone in the box before being turned in to his own net by Hayes & Yeading skipper Tom Broadbent. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Improved Hayes push Brakes all the way

Brakes notched a sixth straight Southern League Premier Division victory to retain their place at the head of the table, but they were pushed all the way in the second half by a Hayes & Yeading side playing their first league match under new joint-managers Richie Hanlon and Paul Hughes, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ryan Rowe confidently slots home Leamington's second from the penalty spot.

Brakes progress in Birmingham Senior Cup after withstanding a second-half blitz

Leamington survived a torrid second half to move into the last eight of the Birmingham Senior Cup on Tuesday night, writes Paul Okey.

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Paul Holleran says he still has things he wants to achieve at Leamington.

Holleran stays loyal to Brakes in pursuit of Conference dream

Paul Holleran said there was never any danger of him jumping ship to take over at Solihull Moors, saying he still has a burning ambition to achieve things at Leamington.

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