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Inexperienced sides impress on day one of National Cadet League

After recent successes in the National Leagues, Lillington Free Church entered day one of the National Cadet League at Wellingborough on Sunday with a view to the future, writes Phil John.

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Guy Reeve

Respects to be paid to league stalwart Reeve

Leamington & District Sunday League sides will be holding a minute’s silence ahead of their games this weekend to pay respects to league stalwart and former Kenilworth Town secretary Guy Reeve who died earlier this month aged 85.

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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.

Non League
Leamington prop Dan Barber breaks clear. Picture: Ken Penfold

Northover puts seal on win for upwardly mobile Leamington

Leamington produced an outstanding all-round display to claim their third successive win, moving into mid-table in the process.

Rugby Union
Martyn Stickley converts Warwick's second against Old Halesonians. Picture: Morris Troughton

Warwick hold off late rally to record successive wins

Warwick’s men’s 1sts made it back-to-back league wins to edge clear of the relegation zone.

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Jacob Robinson on the attack for Warwickshire Bears. Picture submitted

Bears produce a titanic display to win opener

Warwickshire Bears’ first team opened their 2017-18 First Division South season with what could be their game of the season, beating the team that pipped them for second spot in the previous campaign, London Titans 2, 56-54.

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Natalie Bhangal, pictured with her daughters who took part in the fun run, at the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

Bhangal goes down in history as final winner at Long Marston

Leamington C&AC’s Natalie Bhangal created history with victory in the ladies’ half-marathon at the final running of the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

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Leamington C&AC's fourth-placed ladies' team. Pictures submitted

Leamington more than hold their own among cross-country elite

Leamington C&AC’s men’s and women’s teams were not daunted by their step ups to Division One, finishing seventh and fourth on the opening days of their respective cross-country leagues.

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Harry Johnson

Johnson’s Aussie knock described as ‘exceptional’

Kenilworth Wardens’ Harry Johnson grabbed the headlines Down Under after a standout performance on the opening day of Endeavour Hills’ Sub-District clash with Box Hill.

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Luke Church's confident finish beats Matthew Conkie.

Wisbech are next up for history-chasing Racers

Racing Club Warwick boss Scott Easterlow said a run to the third round of the FA Vase was beyond his wildest dreams when he took over at Townsend Meadow in the summer.

Football
Luke Cole slots the ball past Matthew Conkie to put Racing Club 2-0 up at home to Alsager in the FA Vase. Pictures: Morris Troughton.

Cross saves the day as Racers reach third round of the Vase

A superb opening 40 minutes from Racing Club ultimately proved enough for them to progress to third round of the FA Vase for only the second time in their history, writes Paul Okey.

Football
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.

Non League
Ozzie The Oscar, nearside, joins long-time leader Shantou Rock at the final fence in the Integral Novices Chase. Picture: dwprattracingphotography.co.uk

Ozzie The Oscar winner of Warwick feature race

Somerset trainer Philip Hobbs made it four wins in two days when Ozzie The Oscar landed the feature race at Warwick’s Business Networking Raceday on Friday, writes David Hucker.

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Eduardo Bolanos won his under-13 singles group at the Burton-on-Trent 2-star event.

Fourth place for Free Church’s Nikit at Milton Keynes event

Several youngsters from Lillington Free Church had busy weekends at 2-star tournaments.

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Tommy Silver is a lively chance for the feature race.

Tommy Silver could be the golden ticket for Nicholls

Business Networking Raceday returns to Warwick today (Friday) with former England Rugby World Cup-winning star Mike Tindall the guest speaker ahead of the afternoon’s seven-race card, writes David Hucker.

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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.

Non League
Kenilworth skipper Bobby Thompson spreads the play. Picture: Willie Whitesmith

Booth’s move is the catalyst for a convincing away win for Kenilworth

Kenilworth continued their good run of form with a strong performance to power past Barkers’ Butts on Saturday for their fourth consecutive league win, writes Peter Jones.

Rugby Union
Phil Gould catches his breath at the end of the Dovedale Dash. Picture submitted

The Goulds revel in the mud, with Phil leading the family home at Dovedale

The wet weather caused problems with the 64th Dovedale Dash on Sunday.

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Luke Church heads the ball on for Sean Kavanagh to nod home Racers first. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Rampant Racing Club Warwick make Hayes in the second half

Racing Club Warwick provided a fitting tribute to Gabby Hayes, crashing home five second-half goals on a day the club came together to honour their long-time supporter.

Non League
Jake Finch on his way to victory against Brad Heeley. Picture: Tim Harris

Finch is a force to be reckoned with on mixed night for Cleary’s

Jake Finch’s 54kg victory over Brad Healey was the highlight of a mixed night for Cleary’s boxers on their home show against the Army Elite.

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