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FOOTBALL - Leamington suffer late collapse at Coalville

Leamington Editorial 14th Aug, 2023 Updated: 14th Aug, 2023   0

LEAMINGTON conceded three late goals to suffer a heavy 5-2 defeat away at Coalville Town in their first away game of the season.

The Brakes looked to be on course for a point in Leicestershire after Adam Walker and Callum Stewart had twice drawn the visitors level.

However, two goals in the final four minutes of normal time and a further strike in injury time condemned the Brakes to their first defeat of the season at the Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium.

The result means Leamington sit 15th in the Southern League Premier Central table after two fixtures.

Coalville took the lead on 27 minutes when former Leamington man Kieran Cook superbly flicked the ball over his marker and drilled home into the bottom corner on the half-volley.

However, the Brakes equalised on 40 minutes as Walker’s low shot deflected into the goal to send the teams into the break all square.

The home side regained the lead on 53 minutes as Tom McGlinchey embarked on a fine run into the box before curling a low shot past Leamington goalkeeper Callum Smith.

Holleran’s side levelled for a second time on 70 minutes as substitute Stewart scored his first goal for the club with a fine finish in off the post after exchanging passes with Tyrone Barnett.

However, Coalville took the lead for a third time on 85 minutes when Eliot Putman sent Smith the wrong way from the penalty spot after the latter brought down Ashley Chambers in the box.

And the game was taken out of Leamington’s reach just three minutes later as substitute Tim Berridge¬† found the bottom corner after Jack Edwards lost possession inside his own penalty area.

The scoring was complete five minutes into added time when Berridge finished the rebound after Cook’s initial effort came back off the post.

Leamington are next in action away at Halesowen Town on Tuesday, August 15 with kick-off at 7.45pm at The Grove.


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