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Town dismantle Brakes in League Cup

Liam Moakes 10th Nov, 2016

STRATFORD Town powered into the Southern League Challenge Cup third round thanks to a superb 4-0 home win over local rivals Leamington on Tuesday.

The Brakes may be flying high at the top of the Premier Division but they were put to the sword as Carl Adams’ men produced an inspired display.

Mike Taylor, who last week returned to the DCS from Redditch United, fired the home side into a 19th-minute lead after beating Tony Breeden with a low finish before two goals in the space of three minutes before half time gave Leamington a mountain to climb after the break.

Will Grocott made it 2-0 when he rounded Breeden and slotted home into an empty net on 25 minutes and just two minutes later he beat the Leamington goalkeeper again.

The outcome was put beyond doubt three minutes into the second half when substitute Richard Gregory scored from the penalty spot to cap a memorable evening for Adams’ side.

It could have been worse for Leamington had Edwin Ahenkorah scored rather than struck the post, whilst Gregory forced Breeden into an excellent save late on.

Town host lowly Cambridge City in the Southern Premier on Saturday.

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