19th Sep, 2019

Racing launch themselves into top ten slot

FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick propelled themselves up to ninth place in the Midland Football League Div. 1 table following a 3-2 win over Uttoxeter.

The win leaves Racing on 18 points from 11 games, 11 points short of table topping Studley with one game in hand.

Racing’s keeper Tom Cross was called into action early on when a Uttoexter strike was pushed onto the crossbar.

Warwick also hit the post early on when Kavanagh stretching at the far post to hook the ball back onto the upright. The follow up effort saw Luke Church fire high with only the keeper to beat.

Uttoxeter’s defensive style restricted them to breakaway attacks only, but this tactic saw them take the lead.

With both Price and Passey, Uttoexter’s forward opened the visitors account on 18 minutes.

Racing quickly responded, though, as Church fed the ball to Billington – who calmly slotted home his right foot effort.

Warwick built a cushion at the start of the second half when Slevin scored from the spot on 48 minutes before Church scored from a corner 14 minutes later to double the home side’s lead.

Though Manoochehri and the returning Josh Blake caused Uttoxeter problems, it was the visitors that next struck.

A goal on 82 minutes for Uttoxeter put the game firmly in the balance. But the home side played out the remaining minutes to earn a valuable three league points.

Warwick entertain Clipstone FC on Saturday in the FA Vase.

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