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Racing Club Warwick Football Club
Coventry United
Sat 15 Jul 15:00 - Pre-season Full time Attendance 111

Racing Club Warwick 3 Coventry United 2

First home pre season game and a win for Easterlow and Warwick

Racing Club Warwick started their home pre season campaign against Premier league opposition in Coventry United, a team they had never beaten in the Coventry outfits four year history. United started the brighter and stunned Warwick in the opening 15 minutes and had a couple of chances which keeper Tom Cross was on hand to deal with comfortably before they finally broke the dead lock on the 17th minute. The centre forward reacted quickest to a ball pin-balling around the box to fire home inside the six yard box. The goal seemed to spark Warwick into life however and they began to grow into the game and were back on level terms inside 10 minutes. Luke Church headed smartly home from a Ryan Billington corner and the remainder of the half was end to end. Cross again saved well from shots outside the 18 yard box but it was Racing who almost scored with the best move of the match, this time the post coming to Coventrys rescue. With the next attack, and last kick of the half, Coventry scored to retake the lead with the away side reacting quickest when a ball returned off the crossbar.

The opening exchanges of the second half saw the away side knocking the ball around well, but struggling to break down Racings resolute defence. United briefly thought they had extended their lead when Piggon fired home from 6 yards but was rightly ruled to be offside.
On the hour mark both sides rung the changes with Racings seemingly having the greater affect, with substitute Robbie Stevens jink down the right saw him in position to square to the other substitute Dylan Parker who calmly stroked the ball past the advancing keeper. All level and Coventry pushed for a winner with Racing looking to defend well and play on the counter attack. The plan paid dividends as again Stevens provided a ball into Parker who was bundled over in the box. Captain Alex Price took responsibility from the spot to send the keeper the wrong way 3-2 in the 89th minute and a 3-2 win for Easterlow as he marked his home debut with his team gelling well.

Leamington FC come to Townsend Meadow on Tuesday in the Tony Horley Charity Cup with money being raised for Myton Hospices.

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