Borough battle but Brakes too sharp
NUNEATON BOROUGH 0 LEAMINGTON 2
NEW Nuneaton owner Nick Hawkins saw his side edged out in this Warwickshire derby clash but must have been impressed by their fighting spirit as they looked to repair the damage of a dismal first half.
Leamington dominated the opening period, scoring after just eight minutes. A thundering 25-yard free-kick from Connor Gudger crashed against the bar and Colby Bishop reacted quickest to head in the loose ball.
The Brakes continued to press and after Bishop had put a header wide, Jack Edwards was given too much space at a corner on the half-hour but managed to direct his header at Boro keeper Ross Etheridge.
Leamington’s continual pressure was rewarded when they doubled their advantage on 32 minutes. Bishop did well to control a long ball forward and with the home side failing to clear their lines, Dunbar swept the ball into the net.
Nuneaton strike pair Shane Benjamin and Harry Panayiotou drilled efforts just wide of the target with the former also forcing a save out of Tony Breeden, but the visitors did enough even though Dior Angus rattled the bar late on.