FOOTBALL - Brakes continue fine start with Kettering victory - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes continue fine start with Kettering victory

Leamington Editorial 15th Sep, 2022   0

DAN Turner continued Leamington’s fine start to the season as he scored the only goal in the Brakes 1-0 win against Kettering Town.

Turner scored the winner on 67 minutes as Leamington produced a much-improved second-half performance at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

The result leaves Leamington in fifth place in the National League North table having lost just one of their first eight league matches this season.

Kettering had the better of the first half as Callum Hawkins superbly tipped Decarrey Sheriff’s close range effort over the bar.

However, the Brakes responded late in the half when Kettering somehow managed to clear from a goalmouth scramble.

And Paul Holleran’s side looked a different team in the second period as Kettering cleared an effort off the line before Simeon Maye smashed a shot against the post from 25-yards out.

Turner was quiet up until the hour mark when he pounced on a loose ball and was denied by Town goalkeeper Cameron Gregory.

And the Kettering keeper then made a stunning save at full stretch to keep out Jack Edwards’s powerful header from Dan Meredith’s cross.

However, the home side finally broke the deadlock when Turner finished off a fine move from Ben Usher-Shipway’s cutback.

Leamington are next in action at home to Nuneaton Borough on Saturday, September 17 in a Warwickshire derby in the FA Cup with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

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