RACING Club Warwick maintained their impressive start to the Midland League Division Two season after collecting four points in four days.
On Saturday Warwick drew at home again in a bad tempered affair against Cadbury Athletic and on Tuesday night they followed that up with a comfortable 3-1 victory over Chelmsley Town.
Cadbury took an early lead on Saturday thanks to a wonderful free kick by Josh Westwood but the goal woke the home side up with Wade Malley and Toby Checketts coming close.
On the half-hour mark Warwick were awarded a penalty when Jamie Vadasz’s shot struck a Cadbury hand in the box but Martin Slevin’s shot from 12 yards out was well saved.
After the break Warwick enjoyed most of the possession and continued to create chances with Vadasz firing wide and Jake Brown forced a fine save from the goalkeeper.
Cadbury hit the post before and Jordan McKenzie did the same for the home side before the equaliser came on the hour mark when a cross from Vadasz was turned in by the defender.
Just four minutes later the home side went behind again after Dowling rushed onto a mis-timed clearance before steering
the ball home.
Warwick’s task was made all the more difficult when Checketts was shown a straight red card for an illegal trip but minutes later both sides were a man short after a Cadbury player was shown a second yellow.
Just as the game seemed to be slipping away from Warwick, Malley chased down a ball which goalkeeper Francis collected before pushing Malley to the ground.
The referee booked the goalkeeper and Slevin tucked away the penalty to earn the hosts a point although there was time for Francis to get shown a second yellow as Cadbury ended the game with nine men.
Warwick were back in action again on Tuesday evening and a brace from Jamie Smith helped earn them a 3-1 victory over Chelmsley Town.
Smith opened the scoring after four minutes but the home side were pegged back when Chelmsley Town equalised with 13 minutes on the clock.
McKenzie extended Warwick’s lead in the 66th minute and that proved to be the final goal of the game as the home side moved up to third in the league table.