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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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Alex Sedgwick at the wheel of the Team Cooksport Renault Clio in Dubia. Picture: Jakob Ebrey

From second in class to back in class for Sedgwick

Southam College student Alex Sedgwick came back down to earth today when he returned to the Sixth Form to continue A-level studies after scoring a magnificent podium placing in the Dubai 24 Hours at the weekend.

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The Connections of One For Arthur celebrate winning the Betfred Classic Chase. Picture: www.dwprattracingphotography.co.uk

One For Arthur now one to watch for Grand National

Scottish trainer Lucinda Russell landed one of the biggest races of her career when One For Arthur turned the £60,000 Betfred Classic Handicap Chase into a one-horse race at Warwick’s richest meeting of the season on Saturday, writes David Hucker.

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Ricardo Bolanos shows off his trophy and gift voucher for a runners-up spot in the cadet boys' band 1 event. Picture submitted

Bolanos and Sajiv not out of their depth mixing it with star names

Lillington Free Church’s Ricardo Bolanos and Nikit Sajiv entered the East Midlands 4-star tournament, which attracted many of the country’s top players to Wellingborough last Saturday.

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Jack Green beat Lillington Free Church clubmate Tom Fletcher to win the restricted junior boys' singles.

Lillington Free Church dominate Closed Champs

Lillington Free Church youngsters were in fine form at the Warwickshire (including Birmingham) Closed Championships for juniors and veterans at St Nicholas Leisure Centre.

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The 2016 winners celebrate.

Warwick Town Triples competition looking for challengers to Taylor trio

Entries are now being accepted for this year’s Warwick Town Triples.

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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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New Southam United boss Alex Baird.

Baird takes over the reins at Southam United

Southam United have named Alex Baird as first team manager.

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A brave tackle is put in to stop Sutton Coldfield's progress. Picture: Willie Whitesmith.

Brave Kenilworth battle hard but Sutton prove too strong up front

Kenilworth continued to show signs of improvement at the weekend but Sutton Coldfield’s powerful pack were just too strong at Glasshouse Lane, writes Sophie Freestone.

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Andy Savery prepares to enter the ditch at Newbold Comyn. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Savery is flying as Leamington C&AC claim county championship bronze

The Warwickshire Cross-country Championships took place on an unseasonably warm day at Newbold Comyn last Saturday.

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Martin Slevin scored Racing Club's third at Coventry Copsewood.

Smith double helps Racing Club climb to fourth

Racing Club Warwick moved up to fourth in Midland League Division One, three points behind leaders Bromsgrove Sporting after a 3-1 win at Coventry Copsewood, avenging their cup defeat four weeks earlier in the process.

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Doctor Harper heads to Warwick to run in the feature having returned to form.

Vivaldi Collanges and Doctor Harper fancied for Classic Warwick battle

After the record New Year’s Eve crowd, Warwick officials are hoping for another bumper attendance tomorrow for Betfred Classic Chase Day, the course’s richest meeting of the season, writes David Hucker.

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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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Ciara Hancox finished runner-up in her cadet girls' group.

Sajiv continues rise with Burton final appearance

There were pleasing performances from all six of the Lillington Free Church youngsters who travelled to Burton-on-Trent to play in their 2-star tournament, writes Phil John.

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The Southam management team in happier times.

Southam go down to another heavy defeat

Southam United followed up their 15-0 defeat at Racing Club Warwick with another heavy loss on Monday, going down 8-0 at Coventry Copsewood to remain rooted to the foot of Midland League Division One.

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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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Kenilworth Runners' Colin Bricher.

Bricher finds common ground with sparring partners of old

More than fifty years since he first raced on Wimbledon Common, Kenilworth Runners’ Colin Bricher renewed old rivalries when he tackled the Lauriston 5.

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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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Paddy The Oscar leads Muckle Roe over the last in the Local Parking Security Handicap Chase, while below, Gino Trail and Buveur DAir (nearest) clear the last in the Local Parking Security Novices Chase.

Buvuer D’Air on Festival trail after Warwick success

He may not have been a tempting betting prospect for most of the huge 6,000-plus crowd that flocked to Warwick’s New Year Eve’s meeting, but Buveur D’Air took another step on the road to the Cheltenham Festival in March when landing his second win over fences, writes David Hucker.

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