FOOTBALL - Racers finally beaten at Lye Town - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racers finally beaten at Lye Town

RACING Club Warwick saw their 12-game unbeaten run come to an end after the Racers were beaten 3-1 by fellow promotion-hopefuls Lye Town.

Warwick halved the deficit early in the second half when Kory Burke scored from close range but were unable to strike again at the Sports Ground.

And the result means Racing sit third in the Midland Football League Premier Division table, with just five points separating Warwick and the five teams below them.

The referee deemed the pitch playable, with several muddy areas visible on the field, as both teams struggled to carve out clear cut chances from open play on a difficult surface.

However, the visitors started well as Harry White was twice denied by Lye goalkeeper Brad Catlow before Cameron Ebbutt’s follow up was cleared off the line.

And Lye made the most of those missed chances when Adam Meacham broke the deadlock on the half-hour mark when he headed in from a free-kick.

The home side doubled their lead on the stroke of half time as Ryan Bridgewater planted a header past Dan Crane in the Warwick goal.

However, Warwick pulled a goal back early in the second period as Burke slammed the ball home from close range after Catlow inexplicably missed the ball at a corner.

Lye sealed the points on 74 minutes when Joe Palmer’s audacious flick at the near post looped over Crane and into the bottom right corner.

Racing are next in action at home to Worcester City on Saturday, March 18 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.

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