RUGBY TOWN: Away win and home defeat over the weekend

Scorer David Kolodynski acknowledges the applause for his 150th goal for the club and celebrates with Daryll Thomas    PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Scorer David Kolodynski acknowledges the applause for his 150th goal for the club and celebrates with Daryll Thomas PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Bank Holiday games both decided by single strikes

Rugby Town recorded their first league win of the new NPL South campaign, beating Kidsgrove Athletic 1-0 on Saturday.

Jake Woolley, who was red carded against Kidsgrove

Jake Woolley, who was red carded against Kidsgrove

David Kolodynski’s goal - his 150th for the club - just after the hour was enough to take the points, despite Rugby being reduced to ten men just before half time. Jake Woolley was sent off for a late high tackle.

Back at Butlin Road against Carlton Town on Monday afternoon, watched by a Bank Holiday crowd of 225 enjoying the sunshine, the visitors scored in the 87th minute to spell another late defeat for Valley.

After four games Rugby are 13th in the table on four points, from one win, one draw and two defeats. Carlton are three places below and Kidsgrove second from bottom.

Luke Smithson started on the right wing against Carlton

Luke Smithson started on the right wing against Carlton

Jamie Tank in defence in Town's defeat by Carlton

Jamie Tank in defence in Town's defeat by Carlton