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1st Jul, 2022

FOOTBALL - Rugby Town produce clinical display in three-goal win against Godmanchester Rovers

RUGBY Town produced a clinical display to beat Godmanchester Rovers 3-0 with David Kolodynski, Edwin Ahenkorah and Alex Lock all on target.

Attacking duo Kolodynski and Ahenkorah put Valley into a two-goal lead at half time before Lock wrapped up the points late on at Butlin Road.

The result means Rugby remain third in the United Counties League Premier Division South table, four points above Coventry United.

Rugby played with a makeshift back-line, with Luke English starting his first game in three months and Josh Thomas returning to form an unorthodox central pairing with Dan Summerfield.

And the hosts were still finding their feet when Ash Bodycote made a fine save at full stretch to tip Matty Allan’s effort onto the post.

However, Valley responded with the game’s opening goal on nine minutes when Kolodynski smashed a superb first time effort past Jamie Greygoose from English’s long throw.

Godmanchester then struck the woodwork for a second time when Christopher Lewis headed Mohammed Akhtar’s dangerous cross onto the bar.

And the visitors hard luck continued when Akhtar became the third Godmanchester player to hit the woodwork with a looping delivery that bounced off the top of the bar.

Rugby made the most of Godmanchester’s misfortune when Ahenkorah doubled Valley’s lead on 43 minutes when he forced the ball home from close range after Madundo Semahimbo had flicked on English’s long throw.

The second period was bereft of chances until Lock struck a sweet, curling effort into the bottom corner from 20-yards out on 83 minutes to settle the tie.

Rugby are next in action at home to Biggleswade United on Saturday, March 26 with kick-off at 3pm at Butlin Road.

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