RUGBY Town’s debut game in the Northern League ended in utter disaster after they found themselves on the recieving end of a 6-1 hammering away at Loughborough Dynamo.
With everyone connected with the club enthusiastic and confident of the season ahead, the result and performance at the
Nanpantan Sports Ground on Saturday was bitterley disappointing with many players underperforming.
Playing in a shiny new red away kit, Valley actually started the brighter with striker David Kolodynski, returning after a brief spell at Kettering Town, having a speculative long range effort going wide and player/manager Gary Mills saw his shot go over after initially turning over his opponent.
New striker Tom Liversedge’s shot from a tight angle from a Kolodynski cross was comfortably saved by home keeper Joe McCormack.
But not long after, the home side took the lead through Luke Edwards after he rose highest to head a Rob Norris free kick past Scott Dutton.
Within 10 minutes Loughborough doubled their lead after a defensive horror show from Town. Will Dennis took the ball to the by-line and what appeared to be a harmless cross was not cleared and Norris scored from close range.
The second half started with a penalty shout for Rugby which could have changed the game if it was given but the referee waved play on after Kolodysnki appeared to have been brought down just inside the area.
And within a couple of minutes Sam Leggitt put Loughborough further ahead when he tucked home their third from 18 yards out.
Manager Mills decided to make a double substitution at this point, but to no avail as Norris scored his second and the home side’s fourth in the 53rd minute when the ball fell kindly to him and under no pressure poked the ball home.
Things got worse for Rugby when Mason Holwell headed in number five with still over 20 minutes left.
The hosts were denied a clean sheet when Kolodynski scored a scant consolation goal in the 75th minute. The striker scoring from close range from Warburton’s decent run and cross.
But Loughborough had the final say when substitute Leandro Browne rounded off a thoroughly miserable afternnon for Rugby when he completed the scoring with Dutton helpless in the Rugby goal.