FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick moved level on points with fifth-placed Lichfield in the Midland League Division One thanks to a 2-1 away win at Bolehall Swifts.
A response to last week’s 7-1 defeat at home to Hinckley was needed and on Saturday they came away with all three points following an impressive performance.
With two new signings, Delaney and Church filling the ranks and players coming back from injury, Racing quickly went on the front foot.
Brown went close on eight minutes but the keeper saved well before a Checketts header was superbly saved too.
Lucky Nwuso caused Swifts problems on his return to the side and it was the Warwick flyer who opened the scoring, with Price delightfully sending the left back through before calmly slotting home.
Minutes later and a superb through ball from Slevin saw Brown make no mistake this time as he ran half the length of the pitch before firing past the keeper to double Warwick’s advantage.
Bolehall pulled one back with a fine cross and headed finish but not before some controversy as Checketts was clearly fouled in the move before the ball was crossed in.
Racing had several chances to put the game to bed and Malley was Unlucky not to get the third after pace and strength got him a shot that the keeper saved brilliantly.
A Brown turn and shot was cleared off the line and Checketts cleared off the line late on for Warwick, but it was a deserved three points that will lift the gold and black before the visit of champions elect Bromsgrove on Tuesday night.