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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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Kurtis Revan looks for an opening for Leamington. Picture: Sally Ellis

Brakes undone by English own goal

Brakes slipped to a disappointing defeat in a game that they could quite easily have taken something from had they shown more guile in the final third of the pitch, writes Paul Edwards.

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Thomas Kirk hands out one of four first-half cautions to Brakes, this time to Callum Gittings. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran has strong words for referee after Boston defeat

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is hoping not to run into referee Thomas Kirk again this season after seeing at least four key decisions go against his side in their 2-0 home defeat to Boston United last Saturday.

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Brad McGowan celebrates after handing Boston United an early lead. Picture: Morris Troughton

October is quickly forgotten by Brakes

The curse of the manager of the month award struck on Saturday as Leamington’s eight-game unbeaten streak was ended by the Pilgrims, writes Paul Okey.

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Kaine Felix has arrived at Leamington from York City via Deeping Rangers.

Leamington swoop for former York City speed merchant

Leamington manager Paul Holleran has pulled off something of a coup by signing former York City attacker Kaine Felix.

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Rob Thompson-Brown fires home his second spot-kick of the afternoon. Picture: Morris Troughton

Brakes’ spot prize is worth claiming

The fine margins between success and failure at National League level were emphasised on Saturday as Leamington stretched their unbeaten run to seven games, writes Paul Okey.

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Leaders are held to a draw by Brakes

Leaders are held to a draw by Brakes

Brakes battled their way to a fully deserved share of the spoils on a rotten afternoon in North Yorkshire, both teams contributing fully to an entertaining contest despite the driving wind and rain, writes Paul Edwards.

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Tony Breeden sat out the 2-2 draw with York City but is expected to return tomorrow.

Holleran is not fooled by stirring fightback

Leamington manager Paul Holleran admitted his over-riding emotion on Saturday night was one of frustration despite his side fighting back to earn an unlikely draw at home to York City.

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Jack Edwards shoots over. It was to be Brakes only effort on goal in the first half. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Brakes pull off an audacious escape

Leamington did not so much get out of jail on Saturday than escape a maximum security prison, with two goals inside three minutes late in the second half totally transforming this National League North fixture, writes Paul Okey.

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Leamington players and fans celebrate Kurtis Revan's late winner. Picture: Sally Ellis

Salford win is up there with the best - Holleran

Leamington boss Paul Holleran stopped short of elevating his side’s 3-2 win at Saford City on Saturday to the top of his managerial victories.

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Leamington legend Josh Blake has joined Racing Club Warwick.

Blake has unfinished business at Racing Club

Josh Blake has committed to Racing Club Warwick for the season.

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Connor Gudger curls home Brakes' second.

Brakes’ class of 17 shock Salford

On a miserable wet afternoon in Greater Manchester Brakes pulled off a stunning victory at the home of title-chasers Salford City to send out a message to the rest of the National League North that they are not in the division simply to make up the numbers, writes Paul Edwards.

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Paul Holleran shows his frustration after Saturday's goalless draw against Gainsborough.

Performance did not merit FA Cup exit, says Leamington boss

Leamington boss Paul Holleran said there was not a lot wrong with his side’s display at Gainsborough Trinity in midweek.

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Paul Holleran has called for his side to be more pragmatic as they chase a first home point.

Brakes are homing in on their first points at the Phillips 66

Leamington boss Paul Holleran is backing his side to break their home hoodoo against Bradford Park Avenue tomorrow but says it might need a change of mindset to do so.

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Colby Bishops heads home Brakes' opener. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Cup cheer as Bishop makes the difference

Brakes snatched FA Cup victory right at the death against dogged Midland League opponents Westfields just as a replay began to look inevitable, writes Paul Edwards.

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Colby Bishop is congratulated after breaking the deadlock. Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran: Display was worlds apart from Highgate low

Leamington boss Paul Holleran praised a “functional” performance from his side after two late goals saw off Midland League Premier Division side Westfields in the FA Cup on Saturday.

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Jack Edwards is back at Leamington and back among the goals.

Edwards is back where he belongs

Jack Edwards says a need to be loved was behind his return to Leamington.

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