FOOTBALL - Racers move up to second after Stone Old Alleynians victory - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racers move up to second after Stone Old Alleynians victory

Leamington Editorial 23rd Jan, 2023   0

JOE Cairns scored his first Racing Club Warwick goal as the Racers eased to a 3-0 win against Stone Old Alleynians to move up to second in the table.

Cairns sealed the win from the substitute’s bench after Kory Burke and Charlie Jones netted either side of half time at a foggy Townsend Meadow.

The result means Warwick now sit second in the Midland Football League Premier Division table albeit having played three games more than the team below them.

And the home side raced into the lead when Burke headed home from Archie Hamp’s excellent knock down on 10 minutes after the latter did well to meet Jay D’Lionga’s deep cross.

Warwick dominated the remainder of the first half but were unable to break down a stubborn Stone defence as Burke fired wide after a neat one-two and D’Lionga spurned a half chance.

And after Burke shot inches wide, Racing doubled their lead on the hour mark when Jones fired an effort underneath the Stone goalkeeper from Hamp’s cross.

Warwick closed out the win when Burke crossed for Cairns to open his Racing account to send the 285-strong crowd home happy.

Racing are next in action at home to Whitchurch Alport on Saturday, January 28 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.

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