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High five for unstoppable Town

By Jamie Arrowsmith Wednesday 05 December 2012 Updated: 05/12 14:02

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Leighton Town 1 Rugby Town 2

Southern League Division One Central

RUGBY grabbed a fifth successive victory on Saturday when overcoming the frost and Leighton Town.

The match could only take place after passing an early morning pitch inspection and once given the go ahead, Town boss Dave Stringer announced one change to his team with Richard Blythe coming in for the injured Sam Belcher.

Despite currently struggling at the wrong end of the table, Leighton started brightly with Lewis McBride making an encouraging run down the right before sending his shot wide of the post.

They were then rewarded for their bright start when McBride crossed for Jerry Nash to score with a sweet 15th minute strike.

Not content with a 1-0 lead, Leighton continued to press with both Leon Simpson and McBride blazing over.

Rugby got themselves back on level terms in the 20th minute though when the in-form David Kolodynski produced a superb lob from Sam Youngs’ exquisite pass.

Boosted by the goal, Town took control of proceedings and they were ahead seven minutes later when Kolodynski was causing havoc to the home defence and his pass in the area found Youngs who had the easiest of tap-ins after getting past his defender.

The second half produced very few opportunities for both sides but Rugby dealt with anything that Leighton did create with their defence holding firm.

Youngs drilled a shot way over from long distance in one bright moment for Rugby whilst Kolodynski and Seb Lake-Gaskin both missed the target.

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