22nd May, 2019

Buoyant Brakes target Trophy success

Craig Gibbons 22nd Nov, 2018

IN-FORM Leamington will look to secure their place in the next round of the FA Trophy on Saturday when they play host to Witton Albion.

November has certainly proved to be a productive month for Paul Holleran’s men who moved up to tenth in the National League North table following Tuesday night’s 2-1 victory away at Alfreton Town – their third league win on the spin.

Jack Edwards headed in the opener for Leamington just before the break but Alfreton hit back ten minutes from time through Luke Shiels.

With a draw looking likely, Leamington snatched the win three minutes later thanks to a fine effort from Kieran Dunbar.

Victory over Alfreton followed Saturday’s impressive 1-0 success over high-flying Chester.

An 83rd-minute strike from Colby Bishop was enough to give Brakes a vital three points.

Holleran said afterwards: “We always knew it would be a really big challenge.

“You know what you’re going to get with Bernard (Morley) and Anthony’s (Johnson) teams.

“They’re hardworking, honest, with a sprinkling of quality.

“It was a really good test for us and it was pleasing for me as the manager to see our players go toe-to-toe with a good side and come out on top.

“I think probably overall we just about deserved it but I don’t think either side deserved to lose.”

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