FOOTBALL - Brakes edged out at Spennymoor - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Brakes edged out at Spennymoor

LEAMINGTON remain outside of the National League North relegation zone on goal difference after the Brakes were edged out 1-0 away at play-off hopefuls Spennymoor Town.

Jake Day’s second-half header settled a close game at Brewery Field as Leamington suffered back-to-back defeats in the league.

The result means Paul Holleran’s side sit 20th in the National League North table, above Farsley Celtic on goal difference although The Celt Army have a game in hand.

And Leamington survived a scare in the opening five minutes after Ted Cann fumbled a cross only for the Brakes to clear Rob Ramshaw’s effort off the line.

Both keepers were called into action soon after as Cann denied both Paul Blackett and Ryan Wombwell whilst Jack Edwards had an effort saved at the other end.

However, Spennymoor broke the deadlock on 57 minutes when Day forced the ball over the line from Mark Anderson’s right-wing corner.

The Brakes spurned a glorious chance to draw level with 15 minutes left to play as Kelsey Mooney headed wide when well-placed just minutes after being introduced from the bench.

And Leamington almost conceded a calamitous second goal when Dan Meredith attempted to head the ball back to Cann who had come off his line as the keeper reacted superbly to claw the ball to safety.

The visitors almost equalised at the death as Edwards’s header was superbly saved by Harry Flatters before Theo Streete blazed the rebound over the crossbar.

Leamington are next in action at home to Boston United on Saturday, March 25 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.


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