RUGBY TOWN: FA Cup victory after manager’s departure

Interim manager Craig Adams acknowledges the fans on Saturday    PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY
Interim manager Craig Adams acknowledges the fans on Saturday PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Assistant Craig Adams in charge for 3-2 win over Ilkeston

Following manager Gary Mills’ resignation on Friday morning, Rugby Town earned a fantastic result in their FA Cup game on Saturday.

Rugby celebrate their first goal against Ilkeston

Rugby celebrate their first goal against Ilkeston

With Craig Adams stepping in as interim manager, Valley beat NPL Premier division Ilkeston 3-2 in the first qualifying round.

The home side scored in the second minute, but Steve Towers levelled for Rugby ten minutes before half time. David Kolodynski then put the visitors ahead in the 65th.

The drama was far from over as Ilkeston made it 2-2 on 76 minutes and the decider came from an own goal two minutes later.

Rugby Town have struggled on their debut in the NPL Division One South so far this season, earning just five points from their opening seven games.

On Tuesday evening (15th) Valley have another cup fixture, this time a league cup preliminary round game at Belper Town. The sides drew 0-0 when they met in the league last month.