FOOTBALL - Rugby Town hit for five by Warwickshire rivals Leamington - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Rugby Town hit for five by Warwickshire rivals Leamington

Rugby Editorial 22nd Nov, 2023 Updated: 22nd Nov, 2023   0

RUGBY Town conceded five goals for the second game in succession as Valley suffered a 5-0 defeat against Warwickshire rivals Leamington in the second round of the Birmingham Senior Cup.

Both Cally Stewart and Tyrone Barnett scored twice with Henry Landers also on target as Rugby proved no match for the Brakes at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.

Leamington took the lead after just seven minutes when Stewart’s shot from distance squirmed under Valley goalkeeper Nykah Liburd-Hines.

The Brakes doubled their lead on 33 minutes as Landers finished from close range following a mesmerising run from Jiah Medrano.

And Leamington settled the game as a contest four minutes later as Stewart finished on the rebound after Liburd-Hines kept out a header moments earlier.

Paul Holleran’s side stretched their lead in the second half on 62 minutes when veteran striker Barnett scrambled the ball home from close range.

And Barnett completed the scoring on 76 minutes, heading home a cross from the left, as Valley exited the Birmingham Senior Cup at the second round stage.

Rugby are next in action away at Walsall Wood on Saturday, November 25 with kick-off at 3pm at the John Sylvester Stadium.

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