RACING Club Warwick recorded back-to-back wins for the first time this season by defeating fourth-placed Tividale 1-0.
Having comfortably beaten Bewdley in the FA Vase on their last outing, Racing went into Saturday’s Midland League Premier Division contest benefiting from a further two weeks of training for the newly-assembled team that manager Scott Easterlow has built since he returned to the club, and it is now starting to pay dividends.
The first half was fairly even with few attempts on target despite the good football on display.
Romario Martin forced a save from the Tividale keeper Peter Hawke and Martin also fired over from distance. Miracle Okafor fired just wide and Tividale were limited to chances as Eli Bako flashed a shot across goal for Warwick and ‘Dale new signing Adam Garmson firing wide.
It continued to be an even affair in the second half. Tividale had a couple of chances fired just wide but it was Warwick who finally went ahead on 62 minutes. Josh Steele put in a cross which was only cleared out to Bako on the edge of the box who fired a deflected shot home.
The goal settled Racing down. Costalus Lautaru fired over and Bako slipped in Martin who again fired just wide.
Martin again did well with a swivel shot from the edge of the box that Hawke saved low down. Okafor almost doubled the lead when some smart play saw him in one on one but he fired straight at the keeper.
Tividale ended with 10 men when Garmson was dismissed for a second yellow card late on and Warwick comfortably held on to secure the points.
Racing travel to Stone Old Alleynians tonight (Tuesday) looking to avenge the early season FA Cup defeat before an away trip at Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday.