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Parker double helps Valley go nap at Chenecks

Editorial Correspondent 13th Oct, 2021 Updated: 13th Oct, 2021

RUGBY Town chalked up their biggest league victory of the season so far after returning to winning ways on the road.

Carl Adams’ side raced into a 3-0 first-half lead before wrapping up a 5-2 scoreline at Northampton ON Chenecks for a first away win in the United Counties League Premier South since August 14.

It leaves them seventh in the table as they prepare to welcome ninth-placed Eynesbury to Butlin Road on Saturday.

Last weekend, Dylan Parker, Edwin Ahenkorah and man of the match Justin Marsden put Rugby three goals ahead by the 34th minute at Billing Road.

Parker opened the scoring when he capitalised on a poor back header to score a neat lob over the stranded goalkeeper.

 

Edwin Ahenkorah takes control. Picture by Martin Pulley

 

Just a minute later Edwin Ahenkorah found the top corner with a curling shot from the edge of the area after Max Johnson had won the ball in midfield.

Marsden finished off a fine team move from Ahenkorah’s assist in the first half before Chenecks got a goal back just before half-time through Tyrell Bernard.

Dylan Parker netted twice against Northampton On Chenecks. Picture by Martin Pulley.

 

Parker got his second and restored the three-goal advantage on 68 minutes when he found the net after Luke English’s long throw was not properly cleared.

 

New signing Alex Lock provided a strong presence in midfield. Picture by Martin Pulley.

The hosts got a similarly soft goal three minutes later when Rugby goalkeeper Ash Bodycote didn’t deal with a corner allowing Stanley Channell a tap in from close range before David Kolodynski fired in Valley’s fifth soon after coming on as a substitute from Marsden’s cut-back.

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