FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick produced their best performance of the season against Nuneaton Griff on Saturday, winning 5-0.
The match was tinged with sadness prior to kick off though as supporters stood together to remember Racing fan Gabby Hayes, who passed away shortly after Racing Club’s last home fixture.
Though the first half was generally an even contest, Warwick did enjoy the better chances.
Sean Kavanagh had two chances to open the scoring, hitting the post in two separate one-on-ones with Nuneaton’s keeper/
Tom Cross saved well down to his right mid way through the first half from a Tom Brennan deflected shot as the first half ended with no-one expecting the onslaught to come.
Fraser Mullins was sent off at the start of the second half following a reckless challenge on debutant Josh Cole.
Racing used the man advantage to quickly bag their first goal on 60 minutes when substitute Luke Church glanced a header which Kavanagh poked home.
Two minutes later and the game changing Church fired home again after the keeper had saved from a Luke Cole effort.
Racing made it three goals in five minutes when Luke Cole’s curled volley nestled inside the keeper’s left post before Price joined in the party to make it 4-0.
Lewis Hudson came on for Warwick to make his debut after his move from Coventry United, and he looked assured in defence and menacing moving forward.
Kavanagh wrapped up the scoring after a lovely Church and Knight one-two saw him beat the keeper well.
Warwick go into Saturday’s second round proper FA Vase game against Alsager Town in fine form.
Racing Club Warwick: Cross, Taylor, Billington (Hudson 73), Passey, Coleman, Price ©, J.Cole (Church 50), Powell, Slevin, L.Cole (Knight 73), Kavanagh. Subs not used: M. Ellis, Hutchcox.
Attendance : 121