RUGBY TOWN: Victory over league leaders

Scorer Sam Youngs against Kettering  (Picture by Martin Pulley)
Scorer Sam Youngs against Kettering (Picture by Martin Pulley)
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Kettering 0 Rugby Town 1

Sam Youngs’ 87th-minute goal secured a fantastic result for Valley away from home on New Year’s Day.

League leaders Kettering had been reduced to ten men after an hour, but it took until three minutes from time for Rugby to gain the well-deserved win, with Youngs’ strike from the edge of the area.

Kettering’s lead at the top of Evo-Stik Southern League Central Division is now down to four points, with Rugby moving back into fifth spot, behind second placed Aylesbury, Bedworth United and Hanwell.

On Saturday (January 3) Rugby Town host ninth placed Egham Town at Butlin Road.