17th Feb, 2019

Seven consecutive wins as the Racers keep speeding towards promotion

Ben Tyler 4th Feb, 2019

RACING Club Warwick continued their scintillating recent form when they edged Rocester 2-1 to make it seven league wins on the bounce in MFL Division 1.

Goals from Scott Turner and Trea Bertie either side of the break gave Warwick all three points at Townsend Meadow, despite Tom Brown’s late goal to make the final minutes somewhat nervy.

Racing burst out of the traps straight away as they have in recent weeks, and were unfortunate not be ahead on a number of occasions through Ben Mackey – who seemingly was not going to get the better of Rocester keeper Carl Allen.

Bertie and Cole were next to fly fierce efforts at goal, but again Allen was equal to them.

When Marc Passey’s deflected shot ricocheted off the bar and out, many would be forgiven for thinking it would not be Warwick’s day.

But the Racers had Scott Turner to thank for putting them ahead with a thumping header from Henry Leaver’s corner.

Warwick continued as they had started in the second-half, Mackey again unable to beat the valiant Rocester goalkeeper – who had suffered an injury in the game but continued to battle on.

Mackey’s best opportunity saw him go clean through, only to see the keeper stand his ground, in similar fashion to Bertie’s comeuppance moments after.

Bertie did make amends though and lashed home in the 56th minute to double their lead.

A header wide followed by a fingertip save prevented Mackey’s name on the scoresheet once more, but it would not be for the want of trying.

Rocester’s Brown found the net late on but it would be too little, too late, as Racing took home the points.

Next up for Scott Easterlow’s Racers is a trip to 13th placed Hinckley AFC (3pm) on Saturday.

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