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Leamington maintained their unbeaten start to the Evo-Stik League Southern Premier Division season and moved to the…..

…..top of the fledgling table after a 2-0 win at the AlderSmith Stadium against ten-man Frome Town on Wednesday night.

In an often niggly encounter, several players found their way into the referees` notebook, so it came as little surprise when one received a second yellow card.

That was Frome defender Tom Evans, and his dismissal for a needless push on Matthew Dodd with 25 minutes to go gave the visiting Brakes extra momentum.

And they broke the deadlock behind after 70 minutes when Richard Batchelor set up Tom Berwick for a close range header.

The second goal to confirm victory came 9 minutes from time through James Mace.

The other Premier Division game on Wednesday ended goalless at Amblecote between Stourbridge and Kettering Town, who are now on minus-five points after being deducted ten for entering CVA.

And there could be more trouble for the beleaguered Poppies as it was revealed after the game that their players had once again not been paid as the club’s precarious financial position continues.


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