JACK EDWARDS came off the bench to end Leamington’s 11-game winless run as the Brakes ran out 1-0 victors against Blyth Spartans.
The Leamington captain headed home on 82 minutes to secure the Brakes first league win since early November.
And the result means Leamington sit 13th in the National League North table, eight points outside of the play-off places.
Adam Walker was handed a debut after he signed from Telford last week as a healthy crowd of 635 assembled inside the Your Co-op Community Stadium.
The Brakes had the first half chance of the game when Stephan Morley’s free-kick from 35-yards out went a few yards wide.
Blyth responded with a couple of chances of their own as JJ O’Donnell drove wide before Jake Weaver made a comfortable save.
However, the home side finished the half strongly as Dan Meredith saw a shot blocked before Dan Turner was denied by Alex Mitchell in the Blyth goal.
Paul Holleran introduced Edwards from the bench just past the hour mark and was involved almost immediately when he fired well wide of the target.
And Edwards was in the thick of the action again soon after when he forced Mitchell into a save after he latched onto a neat pass from Devon Kelly-Evans.
From the resulting corner, Edwards rose highest and powerfully headed home despite Blyth goalkeeper Mitchell getting a hand to the ball.
Leamington are next in action away at high-flying Kidderminster Harriers tomorrow night (Tuesday, February 1) with kick-off at 7.45pm at Aggborough.