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14th Aug, 2022

Rugby Town FC boosted by Kolodynski contract extension

FOOTBALL: RUGBY Town FC have been boosted by the news that all-time top goalscorer David Kolodynski has signed a new contact to keep him at Butlin Road for the 2017/18 season.

Despite the club being relegated to the fifth tier of the non-league table, Kolodynski has committed to the project under returning manager Dave Stringer to bounce straight back.

Kolodynski enjoyed his best time at the club under Stringer in his first spell, scoring 80 league goals in just 94 appearances from 2012 to 2014.

The forward finished as top scorer for the fifth successive season for Rugby with 17 goals last term, taking his total tally to 195 goals in 361 games.

His record of top goalscorer isn’t the only record the popular player could hold by the end of the season.

David is just 29 appearances away from becoming Rugby’s all-time most appearances holder – Danny Conway holds the current record.

A short spell at Kettering Town – where he won the Southern League Division One Central Championship – David returned to Town for a second time, scoring 94 goals in two full seasons.

‘Kolo’ made his name in the 2008/19 season in the Southern League Premier as he finished as the league’s top scorer with 26 league goals.

After a sustained chance in the first team at the start of the 08/09 season, the return of Tony Dobson as manager saw David return to goalscoring form.

Kolo netted his first hat-trick for the club away to Merthyr in November 2008 and then repeated the feat against Clevedon Town in the next game – a landmark achievement.

A torrid 2009/10 season saw Kolodynski struggle with injury, though he still managed to net nine league goals before joining Cambridge City in June 2010.

Spells at Hinckley United and Leamington following before he rejoined Rugby in October 2012 from Bedworth United after over two seasons away from Butlin Road.

O n his return, Kolodynski netted 35 goals in the 2012/13 season and became the club’s record Southern League goalscorer in October 2013.

He then broke further records in the 2013/14 season, tipping over the 100 league goal mark and becoming the club’s all-time senior record scorer after with a 39-goal season.

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