FOOTBALL - Leamington see off nine-man Sporting to secure third straight league win - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Leamington see off nine-man Sporting to secure third straight league win

Aaron Sutcliffe 25th Sep, 2023 Updated: 25th Sep, 2023   0

HENRY Landers scored one and set up another as Leamington secured a third successive win in the league with a 2-0 victory against nine-man Bromsgrove Sporting.

Landers opened the scoring early on before then teeing up Tyrone Barnett in injury time after Sporting had Tristan Dunkley and player-manager Michael McGrath sent off in the second half at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

The result means Leamington sit fourth in the Southern League Premier Central table.

Despite early chances for both Conor Tee and Billy Shaw, Leamington took the lead against the run of play on 14 minutes when Landers lashed the ball home from inside the box after latching onto a flick-on.

Sporting created several chances as they searched for a leveller with Tee denied by Brakes goalkeeper Callum Hawkins.

However, Sporting lost striker Dunkley to a red card just before the hour mark after blocking Hawkins’ attempted kick upfield before then receiving a second yellow card moments later for remonstrating with the official.

And the Rouslers finished the game with nine-men after McGrath saw red for pulling down substitute Cally Stewart after losing possession on the edge of his own penalty area.

From the resulting free-kick Ollie Taylor made an excellent acrobatic save to keep out Josh Quaynor’s free-kick.

The Brakes eventually sealed the win when veteran striker Barnett turned home Landers’ cross from close range in injury time.

Leamington are next in action away at Alvechurch on Tuesday, September 26 with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Lye Meadow.

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