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Injury-hit Racing Club Warwick beat Nuneaton Griff

Steve Carpenter 19th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

A DEPLETED Racing Club Warwick travelled to Nuneaton Griff without nine first team regulars but still came away with a resounding 7-3 victory in the Midland League Division One.

Despite being without six first team defender, Racing Club proved too strong for their opponents and went on to record their fourth victory of the season.

After a tight start to the game, it took 15 minutes for Jamie Smith to open the goal fest when he touched past the advancing Andrew Needham and slotted home.

The second goal came just three minutes later when a delightful ball out from Martin Slevin found Smith who was onto it in a flash and crashed an unstoppable shot from the edge of the area.

Wade Malley fired over as Racing looked to take the game away from Griff but they hit back with an excellent goal on 32 minutes when Matthew Brennan climbed high to send a header just inside Caviezel-Cox’s post

Racing, rather than wobbling restored the two goal advantage on 37 minutes with a free-kick just outside the area which was expertly curled over the wall and into the angle by Slevin.

Caviezel-Cox made a flying save from a Colley drive then a long Russell throw was somehow scrambled away from the far post, however just one minute before the break Brennan clipped a shot home.

Shortly after the re-start Alex Price rose superbly to head home and action never stopped at both ends.

On 58 minutes it was the Racers who went further ahead after sloppy defending from Griff with Smith lashing home from close range for his hat-trick.

John Russell was dismissed for Griff after a tangle with Racer’s Wilson who got a yellow and it was Wilson who sent over a low cross for Malley to tap home shortly after the hour mark.

With five minutes remaining Jack Colley reduced the deficit but it was Racing who had the last say in injury-time when a quick throw saw Smith cross low and manager Michael Hayden, who had come on as Chouckane and McKenzie had slight knocks, hit it home from 20 yards out to complete the rout.

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