RUGBY TOWN: So close to another point from Witton

Scorer David Kolodynski, who also had a penalty saved    PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY
Scorer David Kolodynski, who also had a penalty saved PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Ten-man Town beaten 2-1 at Butlin Road with 87th-minute goal

After last week’s fantastic win over second-placed Witton Albion, Rugby Town couldn’t quite manage to do the same again. They lost 2-1 at Butlin Road on Saturday, going down to an 87th minute goal.

Rugby's wall does its job against Witton on Saturday

Rugby's wall does its job against Witton on Saturday

Valley had been level at half time. The vistors went ahead in the 21st minute but David Kolodynski equalised less than five minutes later. Kolodynski then had a chance to make it 2-1 in the 38th, but his penalty was saved.

Rugby were reduced to ten men with the sending off of Aaron Moses-Garvey in the 63rd minute but it looked as though they would hang on for a vital point until Albion’s winner three minutes from time.

With just six games to play now, the relegation battle in NPL Division One South is extremely tight.

Rugby are third from bottom with 26 points (from 36 games) and below them Northwich Victoria have overtaken Loughborough Dynamo on goal difference, both on 22 points. Northwich have played 35 games and Loughborough 37.

Rugby will play both their relegation rivals next week. They face Northwich away in a rearranged game on Wednesday, April 5 and Loughborough at Butlin Road on Saturday, April 8.

In the meantime this Saturday (April 1) Valley travel to fourth-placed Newcastle Town.