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Rugby Town Juniors make history by progressing to the County Youth Cup final

Steve Carpenter 26th Jan, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

HISTORY was made on Monday evening after Rugby Town Juniors progressed through to the final of the County Cup Youth Final.

Rugby managed to get the better of Stourbridge in the final at Kilsby Lane thanks to goals from Lewis Ison, Ashley Parish and Lewis Hudson.

After all the rainfall over the last couple of weeks, the semi-final against holders Stourbridge finaly took place and it was Stourbridge who looked dangerous in the opening 15 minutes.

If Stourbridge had scored while they were on top it could have been a different outcome but instead a stroke of good fortune allowed Ison to pounce on a slip by the goalkeeper to score the only goal of the first half.

Rugby should have scored a couple more goals with Ibe zipping a volley wide and Parish missing a free header.

The second half was much the same as the first but the other way round with Town pressing and passing the ball well.

But it was against the run of play on 60 mins that from a counter attack Stourbridge got themselves back on level terms.

Rugby heads however refused to drop and after Ison and Parish had chances to score, Rugby were ahead again when Parish gleefully stroked the ball home from a cross.

And the game was sealed two minutes from time when Parish was upended in the box and Hudson strode up to send the goalkeeper the wrong way and send Town through to their first ever final.

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