Rugby Town FC - Official Club Website
Home News Match Players Club Butlin Road Fanzone Archive Contact  
Home
Fixtures & Results
League Table
OpponentZone
OpponentZone
PhotoZone
VideoZone
Statistics
League Results
Attendances
League Progress
Midland Football League - Rugby Town FC
The Midland Football League
Match - Rugby Town FC
2019/20 SEASON - MATCH REPORT - UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION - 31 AUGUST 2019
Rugby Town

Rugby Town

0
Rugby Town

Shepshed Dynamo
Hurst 72'
King missed pen 24'

1
Daniel Kavanagh - Rugby Town 0-1 Shepshed Dynamo - August 2019
Daniel Kavanagh played at right back with Loyiso Recci and Keenah Rosser both missing
 

Saturday 31 August 2019

United Counties League Premier Division
Butlin Road, Rugby
Attendance 234
Valley Star Man
MATT HILL
by JON VENNER

Rugby Town fell to their first league defeat of the season after a disappointing performance at home to Shepshed Dynamo.

The Leicestershire visitors looked superior in all areas of the pitch, with Valley failing to land a single significant shot on target throughout the ninety minutes.

Ryan Seal returned to Carl Adams's starting line-up in the only change from the previous weekend's draw at Quorn in place of unavailable skipper Loyiso Recci.

The first shot of the game saw Lee Thomas's always-rising volley drift over the bar, but it was Dynamo that made the brighter start overall - with Valley keeper Matt Hill down well to gather a low strike from Reece Morris and then John King lifted one over from a dangerous position.

Jamal Clarke headed Seal's free-kick wide, before Shepshed were awarded a penalty when Rico Alexander bundled into the back of Morris in the box.

Fortunately for the hosts though, Hill kept out King's spot-kick to maintain the status quo.

A Rugby appeal for a penalty of their own for a challenge on Kieran Fitzgerald was then turned down, with the Town wide man booked for simulation as a result.

As the first half drew to a close, Seal put his effort in the back of the stand.

The home side failed to show any real signs of improvement after the break, and Shepshed continued to look the most likely to break the deadlock.

Reif Armstrong only just missed out on helping home Liam Hurst's cross, and Hill did well to deny Morris at close quarters - with Clarke executing a fine tackle to foil King's attempt to finish off the rebound.

The seemingly inevitable goal came on 71 minutes when Morris's teasing crossfield pass was just too high for Thomas, and Hurst cut inside onto his left foot to fire low past Hill.

The visitors defended their advantage well for the remainder of the game, with Town failing to trouble Dynamo keeper Matty White at all.

Valley Line-up: Hill; Kavanagh, Thomas, Clarke, Alexander; Elliott, White (Luckie), Seal; Fitzgerald (Koriya), Evans, Marsden (Holloway). Subs not used: Lockley. Booked: Fitzgerald, Alexander.

Shepshed line-up: White, Day, Egginton, Wakeling, Betts, Prenderville, Hurst, Whymark, Morris, King, Armstrong. Subs: White, Moran, Mundell, Dawson, Pryor.

 
Valley Line-up - Rugby Town 0-1 Shepshed Dynamo - UCL Premier Division - August 2019
Photos: Martin Pulley
Matt Hill - Rugby Town 0-1 Shepshed Dynamo - August 2019
Valley goalkeeper Matt Hill saved a first half penalty and made other good saves to keep the score to one

Melbros Building Supplies - Pround Sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Kuche & Bagno - Pround Sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Symon Construction - Pround Sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Adroit Services- sponsors of Rugby Town FC Revolution Drivers - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Brown & Cockerill - sponsors of Rugby Town FC Catteralls Coaches - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Cemex - sponsors of Rugby Town FC JCB Watling- sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Cottons Accountants - sponsors of Rugby Town FC DP2000 Sheet Metal - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Dunchurch Services Rugby - sponsors of Rugby Town FC Morespeed - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
GRS Roadstone - sponsors of Rugby Town FC Pentlands Ltd - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
RS Insurance- sponsors of Rugby Town FC Stonewall Security- sponsors of Rugby Town FC
SIG - sponsors of Rugby Town FC Stonemarket - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Stanair- sponsors of Rugby Town FC Springburn Joinery - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
Flexicare - sponsors of Rugby Town FC St James' Wealth Management - sponsors of Rugby Town FC
 
Copyright Rugby Town FC 2007. All Rights Reserved. Terms & Conditions Melvii: Design Advertise Sponsors