RUGBY TOWN: Table-toppers hit the road for next four games

League leaders visit Wellingborough this weekend

Thursday, 13th February 2020, 3:00 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 10:41 pm
Kurtis Revan came off the bench against Harborough to score a vital goal for the second time in three matches. PICTURES BY MARTIN PULLEY

Rugby Town embark upon an extended road trip this weekend, after last Saturday's home victory over Harborough saw them move into first place in the United Counties League Premier Division.

By the time Town return to Butlin Road on March 8th for the visit of Boston, weather allowing they will have played four away fixtures on the bounce, with the first challenge coming this Saturday at the Dog and Duck Stadium against Wellingborough.

There is a trip back to Northamptonshire to face Rothwell next Tuesday (18th), before further away outings at Oadby and Peterborough Northern Star before the end of the month.

Kurtis Revan

All four of these games see Valley facing teams in or around the middle of the table, but Rugby manager Carl Adams was pleased to have come through a similar test against Harborough last Saturday - when goals from Kurtis Revan and Danico Johnson secured his side the points.

He said: "It's always going to be difficult when you're up against sides that have less to play for come this stage of the season.

"They make it tough for you to break them down and then try and catch you out on the break, but we got there in the end on Saturday."

With the previous league leaders Loughborough University engaged in cup activity, Town's win saw them ease to the top of the table on goal difference ahead of second placed Quorn.

Loughborough sit a point behind the top two, with Shepshed, Holbeach and Deeping also all within touching distance - although Shepshed's indifferent run continued at the weekend with another home defeat to Anstey.

Adams continued: "We've done incredibly well to drag ourselves up from where we were in 7th a couple of months or so back to be in this position now, but we know we have to keep up this form until the end of the season, as it's so incredibly tight at the top."

Holbeach host Quorn this weekend, whilst Deeping and Shepshed both face teams struggling at the foot of the table in Desborough and Pinchbeck respectively, with Loughborough hosting Oadby.

Adams may look to give a start to Revan at Wellingborough, after the 24 year old attack-minded player came off the bench against Harborough to score a vital goal for the second time in three matches.