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A third straight clean sheet and a third win in four games helped Real United move to third in the league table after a convincing display saw off the homeside comfortably.

Real started brightly against an organised Newark outfit who’s lack of attacking bite on the day meant for a one sided affair.

Tim Hopkinson opened the scoring with his 9th goal of the campaign after good work down the left wing from Glodi Bange. Bange beat two players to square for Hopkinson who cooly slotted home into the bottom corner on 16 minutes.

Jamie Spiers doubled the lead on 25 with a pile driving shot from the edge of the box, Spiers first goal of the campaign fizzed into the bottom corner after he ran on to a through ball.

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A two goal half time lead was the minimum Real deserved after an impressive display where goalkeeper Alex Smith was hardly troubled.

Half Time: 0-2

Captain Spiers hit the woodwork with another cracking effort after the break before Kuwesi Ofushine bundled home a quickly taken corner delivered in by the impressive Tobias Richardson on 55.

Chances came to Tim Hopkinson & Ryan Bowen as Newark tired and a long clearance by Richardson was met by Glodi Bange who lobbed over the on rushing keeper as he raced through for number four.

Substitute Will Heath should have scored with a header he put wide and Ryan Bowen spurned a chance to score his first goal in three games.

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The goal of the game however came on 85 when Tobias Richardson picked the ball up 40 yards out and after a couple of touches let fly a right footed curling drive in to the top corner of the net.

Jonathon Hart & Liam Moran might have added to the score later on and Newark had their own chance as their striker ran through to lob over the crossbar but Manager Gary Hayward was in the end more than content with another win and performance which suggests there is still a lot more to come from this team.

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