FOOTBALL - Leamington ease past Bromsgrove Sporting to maintain play-off push - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Leamington ease past Bromsgrove Sporting to maintain play-off push

Aaron Sutcliffe 5th Feb, 2024 Updated: 7th Feb, 2024   0

LEAMINGTON cruised to a 3-0 away win at Bromsgrove Sporting as the Brakes stretched their unbeaten run in the league to seven matches.

The visitors took the lead when Cally Stewart scored a penalty in first-half injury time before Jack Edwards and Adam Walker both struck after the break at the Victoria Ground.

And the result means Leamington sit fourth in the Southern League Premier Central table, four points inside the play-off places.

Paul Holleran’s side dominated from the off as Edwards headed straight at Sporting stopper Ollie Taylor from close range inside the opening minute.

And Edwards went close again soon after, sending a volley inches wide before veteran striker Tyrone Barnett saw his header saved by Taylor.

The away side eventually broke the deadlock at the end of the first half when Stewart drew a foul in the box and picked himself up to fire the resulting penalty under the body of Taylor.

And the Brakes doubled their lead in style five minutes after the break as Edwards sent a free-kick from just inside his own half over the head of Taylor and into the Sporting net after spotting the Rouslers goalkeeper off his line.

Sporting spurned a chance to reduce the deficit when Miro Pais shot high and wide from inside the box before Billy Shaw curled an effort narrowly wide of the post.

However, Holleran’s men sealed the points five minutes into injury time when Walker curled home to finish off a fine team move.

Leamington are next in action at home to Royston Town on Saturday, February 10 with kick-off at 3pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.


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