23rd Oct, 2017

Leamington move closer to the play-offs after recording third consecutive win

Leamington Editorial 24th Feb, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THREE consecutive wins has pushed Leamington up to within just three points off the Southern League Premier Division play-offs.

Two late goals on Saturday earned Brakes a 3-1 victory away at Slough Town although they had defender Paul Stonehouse to thanks after his own goal on 14 minutes handed the visitors a narrow one-goal lead at half-time.

The hosts raised their game after the break and got back on level terms shortly after the hour mark when Ed Smith took advantage of a poor clearance by Jamie Hood and he set up Warren Harris to head home the equaliser.

But Leamington re-took the lead with ten minutes remaining thanks to substitute Rob Ogleby who made the most of a poor back-pass and took the ball round the goalkeeper before tapping the ball home into an open goal.

And the visitors put the result beyond doubt in injury-time when Ogleby proved his worth again by setting up Sam Austin to score his first goal for the club.

Brakes were back in action on Tuesday evening when they hosted eighth-placed Dunstable Town in what could prove to be a pivotal fixture in the season.

With 15 minutes gone Dunstable thought they had taken the lead but their effort on goal was scrambled off the line.

Ten minutes later Austin saw his shot palmed away and he was again denied by the visiting goalkeeper on the half-hour mark.

Leamington came close again after the break with Ogleby testing Head in the Dunstable goal and he set up Lee Moore soon after but his shot drifted wide.

The breakthrough finally came with 15 minutes left on the clock when Edwards’ shot took a big deflection on its way into the back of the net and Brakes managed to hold on to secure a third three points in eight days.

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