Leamington: Club Profile
One of the most famous non-league sides of the late 1970s and early 1980s, Leamington met us for the first and only time in 1985. That was an FA Cup Preliminary Round clash; a match that we won thanks to two Doug Pirie goals. Part of the reason, however, that more meetings didn’t happen is due to the Brakes disappearing in 1988. It came after they lost their Windmill Ground. Not until 2000 was the club brought back to life.
- Phillips 66 Community Stadium
Harbury Lane, Whitnash, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV33 9JR
- 01926 430406
Leamington Ground Information
Leamington Travel Information – Distance: 72 miles
From Stevenage, get yourself onto the M1 and head north. At Junction 17, you’ll want to keep left and continue onto the M45 towards Coventry. At the end of the motorway, continue over the roundabout onto the A45. But only for a mile, however.
Take the A4071 exit and join the B4453 that goes past the Travelodge. After 3.3 miles, turn left onto the A423 and then left for the B4455 Fosse Way. Remain on Fosse Way for around seven-and-a-half miles until you come to a junction with Harbury Lane. Turn right down here and head on for 0.4 miles.
It doesn’t seem like there is a car park at the ground, so you’ll have to see if you can find some space on the surrounding streets – residents’ only schemes pending.
The ground is quite some distance outside of its hometown, and alas that means a station is nowhere near.