RUGBY TOWN: Four more goals in victory over Sleaford

Before Rugby Town's game with Sleaford on Saturday, the minutes silence was preceded by trumpeter Nick Long playing the Last Post.
Before Rugby Town's game with Sleaford on Saturday, the minutes silence was preceded by trumpeter Nick Long playing the Last Post.

Pictures by Martin Pulley

Rugby Town netted another four goals to beat mid-table Sleaford Town 4-0 at Butlin Road on Saturday. They've now scored four goals in each of their last five victories.

Charlie Evans cuts in from the wing

Charlie Evans cuts in from the wing

Danico Johnson put Valley ahead within five minutes, with Lewis Rankin adding the next nearing the half-hour mark. Richard Blythe made it 3-0 in this comfortable win, which lifts Rugby into second in the UCL Premier Division and Fazel Koriya came off the bench for the last in stoppage time from the penalty spot.

Daventry still head the table on 37 points from 14 games, with Rugby on 28 from 12 games and next weekend's hosts Pinchbeck on 26, also with two games in hand over the leaders, setting up a thrilling tie between the two.

Danico Johnson scored the first goal

Danico Johnson scored the first goal

Scorer Lewis Rankin vaults the Sleaford keeper   Pictures by Martin Pulley

Scorer Lewis Rankin vaults the Sleaford keeper Pictures by Martin Pulley

Richard Blythe scored the third goal on Saturday

Richard Blythe scored the third goal on Saturday

Stefan Blake battles in midfield in Rugby Town's 4-0 win

Stefan Blake battles in midfield in Rugby Town's 4-0 win

Charlie Evans, flattened by the defence

Charlie Evans, flattened by the defence

Fazel Koriya, back with Rugby Town, scores from the penalty spot

Fazel Koriya, back with Rugby Town, scores from the penalty spot