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8th Dec, 2021

Brakes ready for match of the day with top 3 spot up for grabs

LEAMINGTON head to Chorley for Saturday’s National League North match of the day, with the chance to move into the top three.

The Brakes climbed into fourth spot after they chalked up a 2-0 win at home to York City on Tuesday night to follow Saturday’s 2-0 success at Blyth Spartans.

Manager Paul Holleran has been delighted with the Brakes’ five-match unbeaten run and saluted the players for setting high standards in the last few weeks. But he urged them to keep up the good work as they head to Victory Park to face tird-placed Chorley.

First-half goals from Dan Turner and Kelsey Mooney accounted for high-flying York on Tuesday

The Brakes, who have drafted in midfielder Alex Prosser from Brackley Town on a month’s loan, struck first after just five minutes when Turner’s first effort was blocked by a defender but he curled home at the second attempt past keeper Pete Jameson.

Turner was the creator for the second goal on 33 minutes, skipping through a crowded area to set up Mooney to tap home.

Last Saturday, Leamington recorded a first-ever win at Blyth, making light of the windy conditions to take the points with goals from Devon Kelly-Evans and Joe Clarke.

The first goal came on 41 minutes when Turner looked to have been fouled just outside the box but Kelly-Evans did not wait for whistle and smashed a curling effort past keeper Alex Mitchell .

It was 2-0 five minutes into the second period, with Clarke celebrating only his second goal in 152 games, Mitchell’s clearance reached the halfway line but Clarke duly whacked it back over the stranded keeper’s head.

Next Wednesday, Leamington turn their attention to the Birmingham Senior Cup when they entertain West Bromwich Albion at the Your Community Co-op Stadium (7.45pm).

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