RUGBY TOWN: Disappointing defeat at Godalming

Scorer Justin Marsden   (picture by Martin Pulley)
Scorer Justin Marsden (picture by Martin Pulley)

Nail-biting time in play-off chase with seven games to go

Rugby Town went down 2-1 at eighth-placed Godalming on Saturday, but are still fourth in the league. The home side went ahead in the 50th minute, but Justin Marsden looked to have done enough for a share of the points when he equalised in the 83rd. But a minute later a penalty for Godalming secured the win.

This Saturday Rugby Town have another crucial game, at home to sixth-placed Barton Rovers at Butlin Road.

Kettering are soaring ahead to the automatic promotion slot, in Evostik Southern League Central Division One. The other placings are:

1 Kettering Town 83 points (35 games)

2 Bedworth United 69 points (35 games)

3 Aylesbury 67 points (34 games)

4 Rugby Town 65 points (35 games)

5 Royston Town 65 points (35 games)

6 Barton Rovers 61 points (33 games)

7 Hanwell Town 58 points (33 games)