RACING Club Warwick slumped to defeat in their league opener.
Racing Club travelled to near rivals Highgate for the first match of the new Midland Premier Division campaign, but despite plenty of posession were unable to find the net as they went down 2-0.
After losing their FA Cup tie the previous week hopes were high for a good start to the league campaign despite having Fortune Maphosa and Sam Jackson missing after their sendings off last week in the cup.
Racing started with debutant Fraser Doyle partnering Luke Rowe who had passed a late fitness test and started very brightly with Tyreece Ruddock forcing a smart save from the Highgate keeper.
Junior Mpofu then sent in a wicked delivery that was almost turned into his own net by the ‘Gate defender.
Highgate though took thge lead when Lee Chilton headed in unmarked on ten minutes before also having a shot cleared off the line by Racing skipper Mason Rowley.
Highgate crashed the ball against the bar twice in the second half as Racing chased the game. Other than a long range effort from Eli Bako the visitors created very little before Highgate wrapped things up in the 78th minute with a cool finish by Connor Doyle.
Warwick will look to get points on the board when they open their home campaign on Saturday week against Whitchurch Alport.