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Holleran calls on Brakes to be ruthless in their pursuit of runners-up spot

Leamington manager Paul Holleran was not too downhearted despite seeing his side’s title challenge petering out last Saturday with a 0-0 draw at home to Kings Langley.

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Ahmed Obeng ghosts in at the far post, only to see his shot saved by Xavi Comas. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Chippenham are almost out of sight as the play-offs loom into view for Leamington

Leamington drew a blank for a second successive Saturday to virtually extinguish their Southern Premier Division title hopes, writes Paul Okey.

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Tony Breeden is congratulated after winning a late penalty against Frome. However, Stefan Moore saw the resulting spot-kick saved. Picture: Morris Troughton

Holleran calls on Brakes to rediscover killer instinct

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says a lack of cutting edge and not pressure was to blame for Saturday’s defeat to Frome.

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Stefan Moore steps up to take Brakes injury-time penalty. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Chippenham extend their lead at the top as Brakes fail to hit the heights

With the summit in sight after a midweek win at Cinderford, Leamington found the rarefied air too much for them, slipping to a thoroughly demoralising home defeat, writes Paul Okey.

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Stefan Moore has boosted Brakes for the run-in by returning for a third spell.

More, more, Moore, Holleran likes it as Brakes get stronger

Paul Holleran believes the Leamington squad is the strongest it has been in his time at the club, writes Paul Okey.

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Jack Edwards in the thick of the action at Cinderford. Pictures: Sally Ellis

Nelmes Chips in to help title challenge

Brakes required an own goal from Cinderford skipper Josh Nelmes to negotiate a nervy encounter with the relegation strugglers at The Causeway that leaves them sitting three points behind leaders Chippenham with five games remaining, writes Paul Edwards.

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Stefan Moore

Moore back at Brakes

Leamington have brought Stefan Moore in for a third spell with the club.

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Jack Edwards in the thick of the action at Hitchin. Picture: Sally Ellis

Bluebirds continue to soar as Brakes lose vital ground

Brakes slipped further behind the relentless pace of leaders Chippenham Town with this goalless draw at third-placed Hitchin, but remain in with a chance of snatching the priceless automatic promotion spot, writes Paul Edwards.

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Jack Edwards fires in the winner against Walsall in midweek. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington prepare for league finale with a final

Paul Holleran was delighted with the application of his side after they beat a young Walsall outfit to reach the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

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Jack Edwards and James Mace celebrate Brakes' injury-time winner. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington reach the Birmingham Senior Cup final

Leamington reached the final of the Birmingham Senior Cup for the first time since 1979 after a stunning late, late show against Walsall, writes Paul Okey.

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Jack Edwards takes advantage of Jack Smith's slip-up and below, rewards himself with a drop of the black stuff. Pictures: Morris Troughton.

Rampant Brakes go to town on Dunstable

Leamington eased to a comfortable win over a youthful Dunstable side on Saturday to stretch their unbeaten Southern League Premier sequence to nine games, writes Paul Okey.

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New Brakes signing Kurtis Revan.

Leamington are in it to win it with new Linnet

Leamington have boosted their options for the run-in with the signing of former King’s Lynn winger Kurtis Revan.

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Jamie Hood gets up to clear the danger on another quiet day for Brakes keeper Tony Breeden.  Picture: Sally Ellis

Holleran stoked by Town victory as Leamington maintain pressure on Chippenham

Paul Holleran declared himself satisfied as Leamington negotiated another tricky hurdle to ramp up their pursuit of Chippenham Town at the top of the Evostik Southern League Premier Division, writes Paul Edwards.

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Rob Thompson-Brown fired home Brakes' third against Kettering Town. Picture: Tim Nunan

Brakes outwit St Neots and Kettering to cut the deficit at the top

Leamington boss Paul Holleran produced a tactical masterclass to lead his side to maximum points from back to back home games, cutting the gap to Chippenham at the top of the Southern Premier Division to four points.

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Ahmed Obeng goes down under the challenge of Jack Kelly to earn Brakes a second-half penalty. Picture: Tim Nunan

Leamington power past Poppies to cut the gap at the top

Leamington negotiated a potential banana skin on Tuesday night to move to within four points of the Southern Premier League summit, writes Paul Okey.

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Richard Gregory, scorer of Brakes' second goal, tries his luck with an ambitious effort from the edge of the box. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Gregory’s goal seals routine victory

Leamington made it 13 points from 15 with a no-fuss win at home to relegation-threatened St Neots on Saturday, writes Paul Okey.

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Connor Gudger goes in for a challenge with Ollie Snaith at Cambridge City last Saturday. Picture: Sally Ellis

Brakes climb to second as boss calls for a rise in standards

Leamington climbed back to second in the Southern Premier League thanks to four points in four days.

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Courtney Baker-Richardson shows off his blow football skills. Picture: Sally Ellis

Breeden leads by example as Brakes draw at Cambridge

Brakes picked up another useful point on the road against a Cambridge City side battling to escape the bottom four, writes Paul Edwards.

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Ahmed Obeng is just beaten to the ball by Dorchester keeper Shane Murphy. Picture: Morris Troughton

Obeng is in the perfect position to fire Brakes to promotion

Leamington boss Paul Holleran says the loan signing of Callum Powell will allow Ahmed Obeng to wreak havoc in the closing stages of the campaign.

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Callum Powell slots home Leamington's second. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Holleran’s resurgent Leamington prove a real handful for Dorchester

Two weeks on from their home humbling at the hands of Slough, Leamington dished out a Southern League thrashing of their own to hapless Dorchester, writes Paul Okey.

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