RUGBY Town saw their mini-revival come to an immediate halt following a heavy 5-1 home defeat against fellow strugglers Boldmere St Michaels.
Valley were without six first-team players due to injury, suspension and international duty as David Kolodynski netted a late consolation for the home side at Butlin Road.
And the result means Rugby sit 18th in the Northern Premier League Midlands table, three points clear of the relegation zone.
The home side made a bright start as both Justice Campbell and Claudio Dias went close before Boldmere began to take control of the contest.
And the visitors eventually took the lead on 43 minutes as Harry Sweeney provided the finish following Lewis Allison’s excellent run.
The away side doubled their lead on 55 minutes as Ben Usher-Shipway cut in from the wing to fire home Boldmere’s second goal of the game.
And Boldmere extended their advantage on 63 minutes when Daniel Gyasi curled a free-kick in off the post.
Boldmere struck again on 87 minutes courtesy of Johnny Johnston’s low strike after Andre Brown smashed an effort against the frame of the goal.
Valley grabbed a consolation goal on 90 minutes through Kolodynski’s well-struck free-kick before Owen Parry added Boldmere’s fifth in injury time with a shot into the bottom corner.
Rugby are next in action away at Leamington on Tuesday, November 21 in the Birmingham Senior Cup with kick-off at 7.45pm at the Your Co-Op Community Stadium.