RUGBY TOWN: Fans enjoy late goal-spree in 7-1 win over Wellingborough

Valley celebrate goal number seven!
Valley celebrate goal number seven!

Five goals in last eight minutes for huge victory

PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Skipper Loyiso Recci was a towering figure in defence

Skipper Loyiso Recci was a towering figure in defence

Rugby Town beat Wellingborough Town 7-1 at Butlin Road on Saturday. It was 2-0 at half time, thanks to strikes from Liam Francis and Lewis Rankin. The visitors - making their first trip to Rugby since 1987 - hit back in the 55th minute. But after they were reduced to ten men for a late tackle in the 67th minute, Valley capitalised. Charlie Evans scored a hat-trick and Harry Holloway and sub Simeon Tulloch made it a memorable 7-1 victory.

Rugby are still third in the UCL Premier Division, ten points behind Daventry and three behind Deeping Rangers. Both chasing teams have a game in hand over the leaders.

This Saturday another mid-table side visit Butlin Road, 12th-placed Harborough Town.

Matt Hill punches clear

Matt Hill punches clear

Charlie Evans scored a hat-trick

Charlie Evans scored a hat-trick

Fazel Koriya heads off the line

Fazel Koriya heads off the line

Daniel Summerfield battles in midfield

Daniel Summerfield battles in midfield

Charlie Evans heads in the second goal of his hat-trick against Wellingborough

Charlie Evans heads in the second goal of his hat-trick against Wellingborough

Keenah Rosser clears in Saturday's 7-1 win

Keenah Rosser clears in Saturday's 7-1 win