October 25th, 2016

Leamington miss chance to return to the top after Cambridge defeat

Leamington miss chance to return to the top after Cambridge defeat Leamington miss chance to return to the top after Cambridge defeat

LEAMINGTON missed a chance to go top of the Southern League Premier Division after losing 2-1 at home to Cambridge City on Tuesday night.

Jack Edwards almost fired the hosts in front when he forced Cambridge goalkeeper Barrett into an early save on 12 minutes and Taundry did well to beat two players on 20 minutes be he curled his shot over the bar.

It was the visitors who took the lead shortly before the half-hour mark when a clearance into the box was missed and a Cambridge striker was on-hand to fire home.

Seven minutes before the break Leamington got back on level terms when Oulton slipped Ogleby in and he scored a well taken goal.

Mackey had two chances after the break to put the hosts in front but he headed wide on 50 minutes and was then denied by the angle after rounding Barrett in the Cambridge goal.

It looked as though Leamington were going to earn a point until Cambridge scored a late winner through Malcolm to claim all three points.

On Saturday Brakes cruised into the second qualifying round of the FA Trophy with an accomplished display against Barwell which saw them claim a 6-1 win at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

Jack Edwards started and ended the first goal by playing a pass over the Barwell defence for Lee Chilton who drove the ball into the area for Edwards to divert home at the far post.

Edwards then returned the favour by setting up Chilton Leamington’s second on the half-hour mark and six minutes later Ross Oulton did well to set up Ben Mackey to head home a third.

The fourth goal arrived on 66 minutes when Mackey produced a moment of brilliance by turning his man and firing home an unstoppable long range shot.

Barwell pulled a goal back through Anthony Carney but any hopes of a fightback were ended with Chilton and Will Green scoring in the final ten minutes to wrap up a comfortable win for the Brakes.

This Saturday Leamignton will be looking to get their league campaign back on track when they host Cirencester Town.