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Leeks defeat sees Rugby relegated

Steve Carpenter 21st Mar, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & East Warwickshire were finally put out of their misery on Saturday after losing 6-0 away at league winners Leek which consigned them to relegation from the Midland Premier Division.

Rugby competed in the first half and were still in with a chance of causing an upset after going in at half-time just one goal down.

But after the break the league leaders showed why they were to be crowned champions by showing no mercy to Rugby who had no answer to their five second half goals.

Rugby will no have to re-group over the summer and will be hoping to come back stronger as they prepare for life in the Midland Division One.

There was better luck for the second team who despite appearing weaker than their previous outing, were able to beat Khalsa 2-1.

Dan Harris and Lee scored the goals fro Rugby while Danny Bell produced a man of the match performance in goal to keep Khalsa.

The third team also tasted success with their season ending in a 7-3 victory over Leek in what was a display of real dominance.

Leek scored first but the goal sparked Rugby into life with Pete Crisford bringing himself on and leading the charge by getting on the scoresheet for the first time this season.

Gaz Unett and Ryan Hibberd put Rugby 3-1 up and although Leek pulled two goals back it was Rugby who went on to finish the job and claim an easy win.

The fourth team beat West Bridgford 5-2  while the fifth team drew 2-2 with Belper to finish sixth in the league.

Stalwart Bowering scored a hat-trick as Rugby’s sixth team comfortable dispatched Coventry & North Warwickshire and the seventh team lost 3-1 against Sutton Coldfield.

In the ladies section, Rugby’s first team finished the 2015/16 undefeated after drawing with Warwick University 1-1 in their final game of the season, with Laura Harris scoring the only goal of the game.

The second team rounded off the season with their best performance yet by beating Edgbaston 4-1.

Rugby raced into a three-goal lead by half-time and they scored another goal after the break to round off another high quality team performance.

Elsewhere, the third team lost out to Long Buckby 3-1.

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