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Afternoon to forget as County strike late

Leamington crashed to a fourth successive National League North defeat on an ugly afternoon at the Phillips 66 Community Stadium.

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Brakes need to pick themselves up at home to Stockport County.

Leamington needs to be a fortress - Holleran

After the optimism of their win at Gainsborough Trinity on the opening day, Leamington have come back down to earth with three successive defeats.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson and Paul Holleran celebrate last season's play-final victory.

Holleran: Baker-Richardson’s success is example to young kids

Leamington boss Paul Holleran hailed Courtney Baker-Richardson as “a real success story” after the attacker’s switch to Swansea City was made official this week.

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Colby Bishop battles to hold on to possession for Leamington. Picture: Sally Ellis

No happy returns for Brakes’ former Kiddy contingent

A battling display yielded nothing as Brakes went down to a third successive National League North defeat in Worcestershire writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown lets fly for Brakes but he can only find the side netting. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Leamington hand three points to Southport

A defensive howler from Joe Magunda condemned Brakes to a second successive home league defeat on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

Non League
Swansea-bound Courtney Baker-Richardson.

Courtney’s Swansea switch ‘not ideal timing’

Paul Holleran admits Courtney Baker-Richardson’s move to Swansea City has come at the worst possible time.

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Junior English hooks the ball goalwards for Brakes' equaliser. Picture: Tim Nunan

Missed chances costly as Lambs make Brakes pay

Brakes’ home Conference North campaign got off to a losing start on Tuesday night in a match that proved a fine advert for the division, writes Paul Okey.

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Ahmed Obeng evades a last-ditch challenge on his way to rounding Richard Walton and scoring Leamington's winner. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Early gains for Brakes as Obeng hits double

Leamington made a winning return to the National League North as they came from behind at Gainsborough Trinity thanks to a brace from Ahmed Obeng, writes Paul Edwards.

Non League
Richard Taundry believes Leamington can compete in the Conference North.

Taundry believes Brakes are well equipped to upset the odds

Richard Taundry has stopped short of making any bold predictions ahead of the forthcoming Conference North season despite admitting Leamington are better equipped than ever to compete in their exalted company.

Non League
Luke Fogarty celebrates Brakes' previous promotion from the Southern League Premier with Liam O'Neill and Paul Holleran.

‘It will be an achievement just to stay in the league’

Former Leamington chief scout Luke Fogarty says a lot has changed in the two seasons Brakes have been out of the Conference North.

Non League
Joe Clarke is one of four new faces brought in by Leamington in the close season.

Holleran is looking forward to seeing what Leamington can do

Leamigton manager Paul Holleran is comfortable with the resources at his disposal ahead of the Conference North campaign but has not ruled out making one or two further additions.

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Richard Taundry calls out for a pass as Courtney Baker-Richardson works his way into the six-yard box. Picture: Morris Troughton

Brakes hold out against Blues after four-midable first half

Leamington maintained their unbeaten pre-season campaign with a 4-3 win over a youthful Birmingham City side on Saturday, writes Paul Vanes.

Non League
Robert Horley presents the Tony Horley Charity Cup to Racing Club skipper Alex Price and Brakes captain Tony Breeden.

Charity friendly proved a worthwhile cause - Holleran

Leamington boss Paul Holleran said everyone was a winner after Tuesday evening’s derby clash at Racing Club Warwick ended one apiece.

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Racing Club Warwick goalscorer Louis Bridges goes in strongly to stop the progress of Kurtis Revan. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Breeden’s blushes spared by spot-kick

Leamington fought back from a half-time deficit for a third successive friendly at Townsend Meadow on Tuesday evening, writes Paul Okey.

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Junior English scored Brakes' equaliser at home to Worcester City in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Brakes’ ‘getting to know you sessions’ going well

Leamington boss Paul Holleran declared himself happy with his side’s start to their friendly campaign after two wins from two for his newly promoted side.

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Close-season signing Junior English makes a nuisance of himself on the edge of the Worcester City box. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington come from behind to overcome lively Worcester

Brakes notched up their second victory in successive pre-season games, beating a lively Worcester City side 3-1 at a rain-soaked Phillips 66 Community Stadium, writes Paul Edwards.

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Brakes in action against Gainsborough during their last spell in the Conference North.

Brakes kick off their campaign with Trinity trip

Leamington boss Paul Holleran believes the magnitude of his side’s task this season has become clearer with the release of the 2017/18 Vanarama National League North fixtures.

Non League
James Mace

Magunda, James and Mace given opportunity to prove themselves

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has secured the services of Tom James, Joe Magunda and James Mace for the 2017/18 Conference North campaign.

Non League
Former Brake Danny Newton this week completed a move from Tamworth to Stevenage.

Newton’s rise an inspiration to all non-league players - Holleran

Leamington boss Paul Holleran has paid tribute to former Brakes striker Danny Newton who this week achieved his dream of full-time football with League Two side Stevenage.

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