FOOTBALL - Leamington beaten on the road at high-flying Kidderminster - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Leamington beaten on the road at high-flying Kidderminster

Leamington Editorial 3rd Feb, 2022   0

LEAMINGTON FC were beaten 3-0 at Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday night as the Brakes failed to back-up their success against Blyth Spartans the previous weekend.


Goals from Omari Sterling, Nathan Cameron and Jaiden White condemned the Brakes to their fifth consecutive defeat on the road.


The result means Leamington sit 13th in the National League North table, eight points outside of the play-off places.


However, despite the scoreline, Leamington made a bright start when the ball sat up kindly for Devon Kelly-Evans to volley goalwards which was superbly blocked by Alex Penny.


Kiddy responded with a pair of chances of their own when Sterling dragged an effort wide before missing again with a similar effort shortly after.


The visitors continued to probe when Dan Meredith’s cross was headed straight at home goalkeeper Luke Simpson by Joe Parker.


However, Leamington were undone by a controversial opener when Sterling made the most of some contact to win a free-kick on the edge of the penalty area and planted the resulting set-piece into the top corner.


And the hosts almost doubled their lead shortly before half-time when White’s header was hooked away off the line by Parker.


Kiddy eventually extended their advantage after the break when Cameron rose highest to head inside the far post after White had been denied from close range.


Leamington spurned a glorious chance to halve the deficit when Dan Turner pounced on a risky back pass before stabbing a shot past the post.


And the home side wrapped up the win in the final minute when White stopped to head home at the back post from Sterling’s cross.


Leamington are next in action away at Kettering Town on Saturday, February 5 with kick-off at 3pm at Latimer Park.


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