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Kolodynski is the hat-trick hero

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 21 November 2012 Updated: 21/11 14:55

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Rugby Town 4 Thatcham Town 2

Southern League Division One Central

DAVID Kolodynski’s hat-trick helped Rugby secure their first victory at Butlin Road in four attempts on Tuesday night when they overcame Thatcham Town.

A scrappy start to the contest was ended by Kolodynski racing through and finishing well past Aaron Bufton in the 12th minute.

Sam Belcher could have made it two shortly after but he shot straight at Bufton after good work on the right from Kolodynski.

Seb Lake-Gaskin and Kolodynski shot wide as Rugby continued to press, whilst both Craig Kelly and Alex Gudger forced corners. A rare attacking highlight for the visitors saw Adam Everiss’ send a free kick just over.

Rugby doubled their lead early in the second half with Kolodynski’s second of the night when heading home from close range after Bufton had turned Youngs’ shot against the bar.

Belcher then got his first goal fir the club when stabbing home from eight-yards - ending a run of 16 consecutive Town strikes from either Lake-Gaskin and Kolodynski in the process.

Fazel Koriya and Kolodynski were both denied as Valley moved in for the kill whilst Lake-Gaskin and Kelly were just off target.

Rugby’s fourth came after good interchange play on the left wing which ended with Koriya picking out the unmarked Kolodynski, the striker finished the flowing move well in the 76th minute to complete his treble.

Much to the amazement of almost everyone present, referee Paul Evans then spotted an infringement from Rugby in their own penalty area which allowed Thatcham skipper Tom Mudge to pull one back and Sam Flegg grabbed a second consolation but Rugby had already done enough.

THERE was more frustration for Town on Saturday when their home clash with Royston was abandoned after 68 minutes due to floodlight failure with the visitors leading 1-0.

Ryan Lockett had scored the game’s only goal in the 53rd minute but a power failure led to half of the floodlights disappearing in the 22nd minute and after a wait of 30 minutes, the decision was taken to abandon the game.

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