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Holleran calls on Brakes to be ruthless in their pursuit of runners-up spot

Leamington manager Paul Holleran was not too downhearted despite seeing his side’s title challenge petering out last Saturday with a 0-0 draw at home to Kings Langley.

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Ahmed Obeng ghosts in at the far post, only to see his shot saved by Xavi Comas. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Chippenham are almost out of sight as the play-offs loom into view for Leamington

Leamington drew a blank for a second successive Saturday to virtually extinguish their Southern Premier Division title hopes, writes Paul Okey.

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Tony Breeden is congratulated after winning a late penalty against Frome. However, Stefan Moore saw the resulting spot-kick saved. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran calls on Brakes to rediscover killer instinct

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says a lack of cutting edge and not pressure was to blame for Saturday’s defeat to Frome.

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Stefan Moore steps up to take Brakes injury-time penalty. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Chippenham extend their lead at the top as Brakes fail to hit the heights

With the summit in sight after a midweek win at Cinderford, Leamington found the rarefied air too much for them, slipping to a thoroughly demoralising home defeat, writes Paul Okey.

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Southam boss Alex Baird.

Southam boss bemoans familiar failings after 10-0 thrashing

Southam manager Alex Baird was pulling no punches after his side were routed 10-0 at home by Hinckley AFC on Tuesday evening.

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Stefan Moore has boosted Brakes for the run-in by returning for a third spell.

More, more, Moore, Holleran likes it as Brakes get stronger

Paul Holleran believes the Leamington squad is the strongest it has been in his time at the club, writes Paul Okey.

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Jack Edwards in the thick of the action at Cinderford. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Nelmes Chips in to help title challenge

Brakes required an own goal from Cinderford skipper Josh Nelmes to negotiate a nervy encounter with the relegation strugglers at The Causeway that leaves them sitting three points behind leaders Chippenham with five games remaining, writes Paul Edwards.

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Wade Malley fires home for Racing Club Warwick against Lichfield. Picture: Morris Troughton

Racing Club lose out in an eight-goal thriller

Racing Club Warwick were looking to bounce back from their midweek Bromsgrove defeat against fellow FA Cup-chasing Lichfield and came away from an entertaining game with nothing following a 5-3 defeat.

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Stefan Moore

Moore back at Brakes

Leamington have brought Stefan Moore in for a third spell with the club.

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Jack Edwards in the thick of the action at Hitchin. Picture: Sally Ellis

Bluebirds continue to soar as Brakes lose vital ground

Brakes slipped further behind the relentless pace of leaders Chippenham Town with this goalless draw at third-placed Hitchin, but remain in with a chance of snatching the priceless automatic promotion spot, writes Paul Edwards.

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Jack Edwards fires in the winner against Walsall in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington prepare for league finale with a final

Paul Holleran was delighted with the application of his side after they beat a young Walsall outfit to reach the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

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Ben Nicholson's header gave Southam their first goal in 19 hours but there was a bit of fortune about the award. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Welcome stroke of luck helps Southam United break their long goal drought

In the end, Southam’s first goal in almost 19 hours of football probably never crossed the line, with manager Alex Baird admitting Ben Nicholson’s header was cleared by a Lichfield City defender in the nick of time.

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Martin Slevin

Sporting underline title credentials at Racing Club

Racing Club Warwick were clinicially brushed aside in 15 first-half minutes by unbeaten Midland League Division One leaders Bromsgrove Sporting on Tuesday evening.

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Jack Edwards takes advantage of Jack Smith's slip-up and below, rewards himself with a drop of the black stuff. Pictures: Morris Troughton.

Rampant Brakes go to town on Dunstable

Leamington eased to a comfortable win over a youthful Dunstable side on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten Southern League Premier sequence to nine games, writes Paul Okey.

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New Brakes signing Kurtis Revan.

Leamington are in it to win it with new Linnet

Leamington have boosted their options for the run-in with the signing of former King’s Lynn winger Kurtis Revan.

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Dan Brierley's shot hits the post via the head of Bolehall keeper Matt Hill. Picture: Morris Troughton

Struggling Southam are still finding goals and points elusive

Southam went into this game off the back of an improved performance against Bromsgrove Sporting but although they battled hard, the elusive goals and points again did not materialise.

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Bobby Hancocks, far left.

Southam United lose a ‘true gent’ in Hancocks

Southam United club president and stalwart Bobby Hancocks died on Tuesday, aged 80.

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Jamie Hood gets up to clear the danger on another quiet day for Brakes keeper Tony Breeden.  Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran stoked by Town victory as Leamington maintain pressure on Chippenham

Paul Holleran declared himself satisfied as Leamington negotiated another tricky hurdle to ramp up their pursuit of Chippenham Town at the top of the Evostik Southern League Premier Division, writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown fired home Brakes' third against Kettering Town. Picture: Tim Nunan

Brakes outwit St Neots and Kettering to cut the deficit at the top

Leamington boss Paul Holleran produced a tactical masterclass to lead his side to maximum points from back to back home games, cutting the gap to Chippenham at the top of the Southern Premier Division to four points.

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A late free-kick from Alex Price rescued a point for Racing Club Warwick at home to Pershore.

Price free-kick salvages a point for Racing Club

Racing Club Warwick and Pershore Town slogged out an entertaining 3-3 Midland League Division One draw on a very wet and heavy pitch at Townsend Meadow.

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