Obeng breathes life into Brakes’ relegation fight

Brakes proved they are far from dead and buried in terms of National League North survival as they battled their way to a much-needed three points, their first in five games on the road, writes Paul Edwards.

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Liam Canavan draws Brakes level. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Canavan cameo is full of incident

It looked like the kind of happy accident that turns a season when Liam Canavan came on to score with his very first touch, writes Paul Okey.

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Brakes boss Paul Holleran is sent to the stands. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Holleran accepts self-control must come from the top

Leamington boss Paul Holleran admitted he should set a better example to his players after being sent to the stands during his side’s visit to North Ferriby last Saturday.

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Brakes boss Paul Holleran is sent to the stands. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Ten-man Brakes frustrated at Ferriby

A point was not the result Brakes would have wanted or needed from a long trip up to North Ferriby United but it was what they were forced to settle for after a dour clash on a miserable February afternoon against an ultimately doomed but rejuvenated home side, writes Paul Edwards.

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Leamington boss Paul Holleran was angered by Joe Clarke's sending off against Darlington.

Ferriby’s point at Chorley is a useful wake-up call - Holleran

Leamington boss Paul Holleran said nothing short of a victory will be acceptable at North Ferriby tomorrow.

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Jack Edwards rises to head home Kieran Dunbar's corner to put Brakes 2-1 up. Pictures Sally Ellis

Ten-man Brakes are undone by Thompson

Ten-man Brakes ran out of legs on a heavy pitch, succumbing to a late winner after a brave effort against their fellow strugglers, writes Paul Okey.

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Daniel Udoh wheels away in delight after opening his account for Brakes. Picture: Tim Nunan

Back-to-basics approach pays off for Leamington

Leamington boss Paul Holleran said his side had gone back to basics to record their first National League North win in six.

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Daniel Udoh fires home to put Brakes into an early lead against Gainsborough Trinity. Pictures: Tim Nunan

Quick-fire strikes help settle six-pointer

Quickfire goals at the start of each half put Leamington on the way to victory in their crucial six-pointer at home to fellow strugglers Gainsborough Trinity on Tuesday evening, writes Paul Okey.

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Tony Breeden brings down Ryan Jennings to gift Alfreton a penalty. Picture: Sally Ellis

Breeden clangers hand Alfreton an unassailable lead

Brakes endured a miserable afternoon in Derbyshire as the home side marked Chris Moyses’ first game in charge by inflicting a heaviest defeat of the season on Paul Holleran’s side, writes Paul Edwards.

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Brakes debutant Dan Udoh looks to take on Adam Dawson.

Brakes’ hopes go South on the north-west coast

Brakes’ run of fixtures against teams in and around them in the table in January began with a disappointing defeat up on the north-west coast at Southport, writes Paul Edwards.

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Kieran Dunbar unleashes a fierce first-time shot against Kidderminster. Picture: Morris Troughton

Kidderminster forgotten as Holleran looks to Southport

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is refusing to dwell on the missed second-half chances which cost his side a notable scalp at home to Kidderminster Harriers on Saturday.

Agony for Brakes as Callum Gittings' near-post header slides just past the far post. Picture: Morris Troughton

Brakes in control but Kiddy cling on

Leamington were forced to settle for a point after a terrific second-half performance had left their full-time opponents clinging to the ropes, writes Paul Okey.

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A larger-than-expected away following led to parking problems at Brakes on Saturday. Picture: Morris Troughton

Fans turned away after Kiddy come out in force

Leamington chairman Jim Scott says lessons have been learnt from Saturday’s parking problems at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

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Colby Bishop has been ruled out for the season after sustaining anterior cruciate ligament damage.

Holleran hoping Felix return can help cushion Bishop blow

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is hoping the return of Kaine Felix can ease the pressure on his striker quest following a season-ending injury for Colby Bishop.

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Junior English is in the thick of the action as Brakes take on Tamworth. Picture: Sally Ellis

Brakes provide the perfect response to tame Trophy exit

Following on from the tame FA Trophy exit at the hands of Stourbridge, this was as impressive a performance as Brakes have turned in all season, writes Paul Edwards.

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Former Brake Matt Dodd proved the match-winner for Stourbridge last Saturday.

Holleran demands a reaction after ‘sloppy’ FA Trophy exit

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has issued an ultimatum to his misfiring side after they were dumped out of the FA Trophy by Stourbridge.

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Matt Dodd returns to the Phillips 66 Community Stadium tomorrow.

Stourbridge’s cup pedigree deserves our respect - Holleran

Favouritism is sitting heavy with Leamington boss Paul Holleran ahead of his side’s FA Trophy first round clash with Northern Premier League Stourbridge tomorrow.

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Kieran Dunbar celebrates scoring Brakes' fourth. Picture:

Holleran: As good a counter-attacking goal as you will see

Brakes boss Paul Holleran was gushing in his praise for his side’s display on Saturday, and in a particular his side’s fourth goal from Kieran Dunbar, writes Paul Okey.

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Colby Bishop celebrates his opener. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Bishop is Johnny on the spot for Brakes

Leamington continued their fine run of form against the top seven with an emphatic victory in a match which was only a red card short of having everything, writes Paul Okey.

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Paul Holleran wants his side to cut out the costly defensive lapses.

Holleran is not looking beyond National League North survival

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says he never had any doubt his side would be in a relegation battle this season.

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