FOOTBALL - Stewart goal seals Leamington victory at Sudbury - The Leamington Observer

FOOTBALL - Stewart goal seals Leamington victory at Sudbury

Leamington Editorial 20th Nov, 2023 Updated: 20th Nov, 2023   0

CALLY Stewart’s goal helped Leamington to a 1-0 win at AFC Sudbury as the Brakes secured a first away win in the league since September.

Stewart struck on the stroke of half time at the MEL Group Stadium as Paul Holleran’s side extended their unbeaten run to six matches.

And the result means the Brakes sit fifth in the Southern League Premier Central table, inside the play-off places on goal difference.

The visitors started brightly as Dan Meredith saw his shot pushed behind by Sudbury’s debutant goalkeeper James Philip.

And Will Shorrock then hit the side netting from a tight angle as the midfielder made his first start for the club since arriving in Warwickshire last month.

In a half of few clear cut chances, Leamington took the lead at the end of the first period as Stewart’s low drive found the corner following a quick counter attack from a Sudbury corner.

And Stewart almost sealed the points late on in the second half only for Philip to make a crucial save with his legs.

However, Brakes goalkeeper Callum Hawkins produced a superb save at the death to keep out Adam Mills’ powerful effort and ensure the Brakes went home with the points.

Leamington are next in action at home to Rugby Town on Tuesday, November 21 in the Birmingham Senior Cup with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

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