FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick notched up a seventh straight win with a solid performance at strugglers Stafford Town.
From kick-off, Racing moved the ball freely on the artificial surface – and they could’ve easily took an early lead when Powell’s pass resulted in Luke Cole firing just over.
Another fine move saw O’Grady create a chance for Slevin, but his 30-yard effort was tipped wide – and the resulting corner was cleared off the line.
O’Grady was then denied when an effort following a through ball was saved before Stafford almost scored against the run of play, only to see a shot fired wide.
Further efforts for Slevin and Cole were blocked or forced wide as a dominant Racing side grew increasingly frustrated that the game was still level.
But on 31 minutes they were rewarded for their efforts when O’Grady turned in his own half and slipped a ball through to Powell who calmly chipped the ball over the keeper to earn Racing the lead.
Racing should’ve doubled their lead moments later when Kavanagh’s flicked header was cleared off the line.
Kavanagh made up for his near marker though when scoring on 41 minutes after being fed a superb pass by Powell.
Stafford pulled a goal back before the break as a deflected shot rattled the net as the half ended 2-1.
For all the Warwick possession, Stafford almost equalised early second half when a shot went just wide of Cross’s post.
This was the spur for Warwick to push on.
O’Grady’s free kick was hit straight at the keeper, but Kavanagh doubled his tally and re-established Racing’s two-goal lead when his looping header went in.
Racing played out the remaining minutes to move them up to eighth in the Midland Football League Division One table with promotion very much on the cards.