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Szymon Oszyjczyk bags another hat-trick in Rugby win

Steve Carpenter 11th Oct, 2016 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & East Warwickshire maintained their 100 per cent winning start to the Midland League Division campaign with a convincing 7-3 victory away at Bridgnorth.

Szymon Oszyjczyk scored back-to-back hat-tricks as the visitors came from behind to claim a romping win and move top of the league.

It did not start so well for Rugby as they fell behind early on through a deflected shot but they responded as Chris Harding set up Dan Harris for the equaliser.

A mistake by Harding allowed the home side to go in front again before Rugby pulled level through Oszyjczyk’s first of the match from a short corner.

After half-time Rugby went on to demolish Bridgnorth within the first 25 minutes with Oszyjczyk scoring his second and third before Stuart Jones scored the pick of the bunch from a short corner and he scored again with a rebound shot into the roof of the net to make it 6-2.

Tom Robson decided to make things interesting again by deflecting the ball onto the post from less than two yards out and then hitting the crossbar to then finally decide to put the ball into the goal.

Bridgnorth got a final goal back but it was too late as Rugby travelled home celebrating consecutive wins.

Rugby’s second team produced a dismal first half performance as they fell to a 6-2 defeat against Beeston.

Kristian Browne scored Rugby’s only goal of the half as they found themselves 5-1 down at half-time against a strong Beeston side which included a couple of national players.

For the second game in row Rugby turned up in the second half and had the ball in the back of the net twice more through Dave Odwell and Liam Brown, all although the first was disallowed.

It was a similar story for Rugby’s third team who also tasted a 6-2 defeat, this time away at Cannock.

Rugby found themselves 3-2 down at the break and very much still in the match thanks to goals from Ryan Hibberd and Gaz Unett.

But Cannock took control of the game after the break and the scoreline could have been more had it not been for a series of fine saves from Tom Webb.

A brace from Paul Ryan helped Rugby’s fourth team beat Cannock 4-2, with Matt Nobes and Richard Cook also getting on the scoresheet.

And Guy Smith scored twice as the seventh team ran out 4-1 winners at West Bridgford.

In the ladies section, Rugby produced some brilliant play in the first half as they went on to beat rivals Stratford 3-1.

Rugby held a two-goal lead at half-time and although the home side came back into the match in the second period, the visitors scored an all important third to take all of the points.

It was a case of not taking their chances for the ladies’ second team as they lost 2-1 at home to Coventry & North Warwickshire but there was better news for the third team who thumped Atherstone 4-1.

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