FOOTBALL - Parsons stars as Racing Club Warwick come from behind to beat St Neots - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Parsons stars as Racing Club Warwick come from behind to beat St Neots

Leamington Editorial 1st Nov, 2023 Updated: 1st Nov, 2023   0

JOSH Parsons scored one and set up another as Racing Club Warwick came from behind to secure a 2-1 win against promotion rivals St Neots Town.

Parsons headed home the winner with five minutes left to play after teeing up Louis Monaghan for Warwick’s equaliser which cancelled out Jordan Brown’s opener at Townsend Meadow.

The result means the Racers sit third in the United Counties League Premier Division South table, four points behind leaders Wellingborough Town.

St Neots took the lead on 14 minutes when Brown picked out the bottom left corner after a loose throw-in allowed the visitors to win back possession deep in the Warwick half.

The home side went close to an equaliser soon after as goalkeeper Brad Catlow launched a counter attack with a throw into the path of Parsons who ran from inside his own half before seeing a shot saved.

And Parsons then saw two diving headers travel inches past the post before Catlow made an outstanding acrobatic save to push Magloire Muyembe’s shot from distance behind for a corner.

However, Warwick drew level on 55 minutes when Monaghan headed in at the back post from Parsons’ corner from the right.

The home side somehow failed to take the lead later in the half when Callum Carsley’s dangerous cross from the left hit a St Neots defender and twice bounced off the crossbar.

Racing eventually completed the comeback on 85 minutes when Parsons glanced in another Carsley cross from the left from six-yards out.

St Neots spurned a glorious chance to equalise at the death only for substitute Nathan Frater to stab the ball wide when well-placed in the box.

Racing are next in action away at Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday, November 4 with kick-off at 3pm at Willen Road.

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