RUGBY TOWN: Friendlies going well

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Nuneaton visit on Tuesday

Rugby Town made it three out of three on the Butlin Road astro-pitch after an easy 8-0 victory against Lutterworth on Tuesday evening.

Having racked up six without reply at the weekend against Coventry Copsewood, Town went two better against their East Midlands Counties League opponents with David Kolodynski, Justin Marsden, Seb Lake-Gaskin, Craig Maisiri and Ellis Myles all on-target.

Kolodynski and Marsden had also notched in Saturday’s equally comfortable win over Copsewood in sweltering conditions. Michael Williams and Lewis McBride joined them on the scoresheet on that occasion.

Two familiar faces filled in for Valley between the sticks in these latest games, with first Dan Bell and then Andy Stevens providing the cover for the injured Niall Cooper, after the recently signed keeper picked up a thigh strain in Town’s first warm-up win against Alvis.

Defender Ed Booth also featured in both games over the last week, and may return to the Rugby fold which he left towards the end of last season when he joined Sutton Coldfield.

A number of other triallists were also given an opportunity to shine, but boss Dave Stringer has yet to add to the sixteen who have already signed Southern League registration forms.

This Saturday’s scheduled home friendly on the main pitch against Solihull Moors has been cancelled, although it may be replaced with another run-out on the astro surface.

Rugby are then due to host Blue Square Conference side Nuneaton next Tuesday (23rd) on the main pitch, with admission for the 7.30 kick-off set at £5 for adults and £3 for concessions.

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