FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick back on top after Yaxley win - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick back on top after Yaxley win

Leamington Editorial 22nd Jan, 2024 Updated: 22nd Jan, 2024   0

CALLUM Carsley scored directly from a corner as Racing Club Warwick returned to the top of the table with a 3-1 home win against Yaxley.

Carsley’s corner from the right went all the way in to seal the points for Warwick after Josh Parsons and Ryan Andrews scored in the first half at Townsend Meadow.

The result means the Racers lead the United Counties League Premier Division South table by one point, although second-placed Wellingborough Town have a game in-hand.

Warwick opened the scoring on 17 minutes when Parsons saw his initial effort saved before firing home into the bottom left corner at the second attempt from 12-yards out.

And the home side doubled their lead eight minutes later as Andrews headed in Carsley’s corner from the right at the back post with Yaxley goalkeeper Conor Barton unable to keep the effort out at his near post.

The visitors halved the deficit on 37 minutes as Jezz Goldson-Williams poked home from close range after Rio Henson’s initial effort looped kindly into the scorer’s path off a Racing defender.

Warwick went close to extending their lead before the break only for Parsons’ sensational curling strike from distance to smash against the crossbar.

However, the Racers made sure of the points on 80 minutes when Carsley curled a corner into the box from the right and the ball evaded everybody on its way into the net.

Warwick are next in action at home to GNG Oadby Town on Saturday, January 27 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.

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