Town set for crucial Christmas period with three crunch games in a week - The Rugby Observer

Town set for crucial Christmas period with three crunch games in a week

RUGBY TOWN boss Gary Moran is busy preparing for a busy Christmas schedule as his side aim to lift themselves from the bottom of the Evostik NPL South Division.

Last Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat to Lincoln meant – with half of their league fixtures played – Town have accumulated just 12 points and still lie two adrift of 21st placed Loughborough, who also lost at the weekend.

Boxing Day sees the visit of rivals Bedworth to Butlin Road – and Moran’s side will be looking to avenge for the FA Trophy replay defeat at Town’s home ground earlier in the season.

Rugby looked to be cruising towards a rare victory in that competition at the Oval, before the Greenbacks clawed back a three goal deficit and then went on to ease to a 2-0 victory in the midweek replay.

Of the eleven that started that evening little more than two months ago, not one of them subsequently took the field for kick-off against Lincoln at the weekend, as Moran continues to search for a consistent winning formula.

Following on from the Boxing Day local derby, Town then travel to Stamford on Friday (December 30) for a 7.45pm kick-off, before completing their festive fixture diary with another away game at Carlton on Monday (January 2) afternoon.

Bedworth moved up into 14th place in the table following their 3-0 home win over Kidsgrove last Saturday, where they put out a side that contained ex-Valley men Richard Blythe, Nathan Haines and Marcel Simpson.

Fans thinking of travelling to both upcoming away games to Stamford and Carlton should contact Tony Mann on 07970 691366 – coaches are leaving at 5.15pm and 12pm respectively.


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