The year 2005 will be remembered by Leamington fans as the greatest since the club was reformed but Jason Cadden fully intends to make 2006 even better.

The Brakes won promotion, enjoyed a high-flying start to life in the Midland Alliance and an unforgettable return to the FA Cup which only ended at League One side Colchester United.

But manager Cadden, who has been in charge since the club came out of 12 years' cold storage in 2000, says the future rather than past will occupy their thoughts into the New Year.

While they have to make up a vast continent in terms of lost ground on the Alliance title-chasers following their cup exploits, the Brakes are still involved in three cup competitions. More silverware and a top six league finish are top of the New Year wishes.

"I said at the start of the season the target was to get

into top six," said Cadden. "I still stick with that. Though we are down in 13th or 14th spot, we have games in hand.

"And the big plus is that we are still in three cup competitions [FA Vase, Birmingham Senior Cup and League Cup] and that's another goal."

Cadden's men take on Alvechurch at the New Windmill Ground today, seeking the second part of a New Year treble. After defeating Racing Club Warwick on Boxing Day, the Brakes then face Studley on Monday.

Leamington, however, have to rule out Martin Thompson and Andy Gregory and injured duo Tom Sidwell and Nick McFarlane.

Romulus joint-manager Richard Evans promised there will be no panic moves after their Boxing Day defeat.

A 2-0 reverse to Boldmere St Michaels was only their third defeat in the Midland Alliance for the Sutton Cold-field side - all have been at home and by the same score-line.

But Evans and joint-boss Keith Brown will stick by the same squad for today's visit by Quorn in a third versus second contest at Coles Lane (12.00). The only absentee is suspended front-runner Matty Robinson.

"We got what we deserved on Boxing Day but the players deserve another chance," said Evans.

Shaun Cunnington's delight at being able to name an unchanged team for the first time as Alvechurch manager has dissolved into frustration.

The "same again" approach reaped its rewards with back-to-back wins against Oadby Town and Cradley Town but they head into today's match at Leamington (3.00) without Wayne Brown and Jamie McWilliams. Both players are unavailable.

Racing Club Warwick are still without Mike Payne and Stuart Adamson, plus long-term casualties Liam O'Neill and Aaron Shanahan, for their match at Hereford-based Westfields (1.00), while Stourbridge will stick with an unchanged side as they travel to Loughborough Dynamo (1.00) seeking a fourth successive win.