FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick's slim title hopes over after heavy defeat at Coventry - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Racing Club Warwick's slim title hopes over after heavy defeat at Coventry

Leamington Editorial 2nd Apr, 2024   0

RACING Club Warwick saw their slim title hopes ended after the Racers suffered a heavy 5-1 defeat away at Coventry United on Easter Monday.

Warwick suffered their heaviest defeat of the season at Butts Park Arena as Louis Monaghan netted a late consolation for the visitors.

That came after the Racers rescued a late point in a 1-1 draw with Newport Pagnell Town as substitute Kory Burke’s equaliser stretched Warwick’s unbeaten run at home to 20 matches.

The results mean Racing sit third in the United Counties League Premier Division South table and can no longer catch champions Wellingborough Town.

First-half goals from Daniel Cassidy and Abdul Bambah put United in command before Stanley Dube and Joe Blowers sealed the points for the home side after the break.

Monaghan reduced the deficit for Warwick on 88 minutes only for Karabo Motshweni to complete the scoring for United on an afternoon to forget for the Racers.

Against Newport, Warwick spurned a number of chances to take the lead before Dan Walker cut in from the left and curled a low effort into the bottom right corner to put the visitors ahead on 43 minutes.

However, the Racers snatched a late point when Burke finished Callum Carsley’s cutback from close range with one minute left to play.

Warwick are next in action at home to Rugby Borough on Saturday, April 6 with kick-off at 3pm at Townsend Meadow.


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