RUGBY TOWN: Windy defeat in first round of FA Vase

Romario Martin scores from the penalty spot
Romario Martin scores from the penalty spot

Last-minute winner puts Valley out of competition

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Simeon Tulloch made some promising runs in the FA Vase game

Simeon Tulloch made some promising runs in the FA Vase game

Rugby Town were beaten 2-1 in the first round of the FA Vase at Boldmere St Michaels on Saturday, in difficult windy conditions. Valley had gone ahead thanks to an 18th-minute penalty by Romario Martin.

But Boldmere equalised in the 72nd, also from the spot, after Loyiso Recci was sent off for a second yellow card.

Down to ten men, Rugby conceded again in the final minute to see the MFL Premier side through to the next round.

Lewis Rankin

Lewis Rankin

Lewis Hayden

Lewis Hayden

Dominic Perkins heads clear

Dominic Perkins heads clear

Danico Johnson hit the post in Saturday's defeat by Boldmere St Michaels

Danico Johnson hit the post in Saturday's defeat by Boldmere St Michaels