23rd Oct, 2020

Town leave it late against Harborough Town

Ben Tyler 18th Feb, 2019

RUGBY TOWN made a late come-back to beat Harborough Town at Butlin Road on Saturday, keeping them within reach of the top two.

Charlie Evans struck a brace to see Rugby past the mid-table side, after Daniel Forbes had given the visitors the lead with a lobbed finish over goalkeeper Matt Hill.

Harborough edged the first-half with the amount of chances they were creating, finding success largely in behind the Town defence with balls played over the top.

Evans intervened before the break, nudging the ball home at the far-post following a scramble at a corner, drawing the sides level and setting the game up for a different tone in the second-half.

Despite appearing more spirited after the break, the hosts struggled to put many chances together.

That was until Harry Holloway emerged from the bench to dance through to the edge of the area, firing low at goal and allowing Evans to fire home the rebound after Holloway’s shot was parried.

It wasn’t a stellar performance from Valley, but a fifth goal in two games and all three points is all that will matter to manager Carl Adams.

Rugby now gear up for a game on Tuesday night away to Rothwell Corinthians (7:45pm).

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