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Rugby record second win of the season away at Northampton Saints

Rugby Editorial 3rd Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

RUGBY & East Warwickshire recorded their second win of the season in the Midland League Premier Division thanks to a comfortable 4-0 victory way at Northampton Saints.

A tough trip to struggling Northampton greeted Rugby on Saturday as they came up against a side still looing to pick up their first points of the season having lost all of their opening seven matches.

The visitors started the game well and saw two efforts cleared off the line early on before Stu Jones finally broke the deadlock when he slotted the ball into the bottom corner to get his second goal in two games.

Rugby further extended their lead following some excellent defensive work from Sam Bevin who released the pacey Liam Brown to create an easy finish for Chris Graham.

And Szymon Oszyjczyk added a further two goals, with one coming from the penalty spot, to wrap up an easy win for Rugby.

The win also came courtesy of some excellent defensive work with goalkeeper Chris Thomas making a series of fine saves to keep a clean sheet.

This weekend Rugby face a double header when they will be looking to claim maximum points against Stone and Harborne.

There was not such good news for Rugby’s second team after they fell to a 7-1 defeat at home to Loughborough Students.

The visitors played some very high class hockey and went 3-0 in front inside the opening 20 minutes and they were five goals up by half-time.

Rugby improved in the second half and scored their only goal of the game through a deflected strike from Phil Dickinson, but two further goals wrapped up a comfortable win for the Students.

The third team had picked up their second point of the season thanks to a 2-2 draw at Boots.

Rugby went ahead through Gaz Unett and had further chances with Kristian Browne and Tom Carter coming close.

At the other end Sam Fletcher and Andy Walker enjoyed solid performances in defence but they were unable to stop two goals from being conceded in the first half.

After the break Rugby piled on the pressure and despite winning numerous short corners, they were only able to convert one with Browne scoring the equaliser.

The club’s fourth team lost heavily after finding themselves on the wrong end of a 10-1 thumping against Birmingham University, while the fifth team also lost 3-1 at home to Belper and the sixth team were beaten 6-3 by Loughborough Town.

Elsewhere there was a double success for the women’s section with both the first and second team tasting success over the weekend.

The first team beat Leamington 4-1 at home thanks to a brace from Nicki Siarbawa and further goals from Is Powel and Charlie Woolliscroft.

And the second team narrowly beat Warwick University 201 thanks to two goals from player of the match Lou-Lou Danger.

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