FOOTBALL - Ebbutt strikes at the death as Racing Club Warwick beat Histon - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Ebbutt strikes at the death as Racing Club Warwick beat Histon

Leamington Editorial 20th Nov, 2023 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2023   0

CAMERON Ebbutt’s injury time goal helped Racing Club Warwick to a dramatic 2-1 win against Histon FC as the Racers secured a fifth successive victory in all competitions.

Ebbutt struck three minutes into injury time to seal the points after Ellis Leka cancelled out Louis Monaghan’s opener at Townsend Meadow.

And the result means Warwick sit second in the United Counties League Premier Division South table, five points behind leaders Wellingborough Town with a game in-hand.

In front of more than 250 supporters, Racing made a strong start as Callum Carsley and Archie Hamp caused Histon plenty of problems in the channels.

And the home side broke the deadlock on 31 minutes when Monaghan headed in to continue his fine form in front of goal after Luke Shearer flicked on Carsley’s corner.

The Racing striker almost doubled his tally for the game before the break only for Histon goalkeeper Sam Roach to push his effort onto the crossbar.

Warwick looked to extend their lead in the second period as Carsley hit the bar at a corner after Ebbutt fired over and Shearer had a shot saved at the near post.

However, Histon equalised on 83 minutes when Ellis Leka scored from distance with Warwick goalkeeper Brad Catlow unsighted.

And after the visitors spurned two glorious chances to steal the points, Shearer slipped in Ebbutt who produced a delightful chip over Roach from a tight angle to seal a last gasp victory.

Racing are next in action at home to Godmanchester Rovers on Saturday, November 25 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.

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