Leamington v Gloucester City
\r\nDate: Tuesday 9th September 2014\r\nCompetition: Vanarama Conference North\r\nVenue: New Windmill Ground\r\nKick-off: 7.45pm\r\n\r\nOpponents: Leamington were founded as Leamington Town in 1891, and have had a rather convoluted history to say the least!\r\n\r\nThe club has had names ranging from Lockheed Borg & Beck, to Automotive Products Leamington, all stemming from partnerships with local works. The club are just known as Leamington since 2000 when the club was reformed after going out of business in 1988 when the club sold their old Windmill Ground.\r\n\r\nSince reforming the Brakes has seen great success, winning successive promotions in their first two years after reformation. It took another three years to gain entry into the Midland Football Alliance before winning promotion into the Southern Football League in 2007 before becoming champions of the Southern Premier League last season.\r\n\r\nThe club play at the very tidy New Windmill Ground in the village of Whitnash, just south of the town\r\n\r\nHistory: Monday will be the 31st meeting between Gloucester City and Leamington, the first of these occurring shortly before the Second World War with the Tigers coming away with a 2-1 victory in the Birmingham Combination.\r\n\r\nDespite the long fixture association, the large bulk of these contests happened in the 1970’s and 1980’s when the sides met on numerous occasions in the Southern League and cup competitions.\r\n\r\nLast season the club won the away fixture through a 94th minute winner by Scott Wilson, the home game was a thrilling 3-3 draw.\r\n\r\nTeam news: Jack Harris and Lewis Hogg remain the only Tigers on the injured list, with the City club captain suffering a set back in his recovery, which will require another scan.\r\n\r\nYou’ll be able to catch full coverage of Leamington v Gloucester City on on Twitter (@GCAFCofficial) and Facebook (GCAFCofficial) from 7.30pm tonight.
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