RUGBY Town put an end to their three-game winless run by earning a 2-1 away win against Boston Town at the weekend, ahead of hosting sixth-placed Cogenhoe United at Butlin Road on Saturday (3pm).
A goal in each half from Charlie Evans was enough to tip the game in Valley’s favour, after Daniel Horton had brought his side level before the break.
Three changes to the starting line-up offered a return to Dom Perkins after suspension, whilst Josh Steele and Harry Holloway also came into the side.
Evans’ opener was a well-taken finish from six-yards, meeting Loyiso Recci’s header directed into the forward’s path.
A header looped over Louis Connor from Horton brought the leveller, but Evans struck the game-winner on 66 minutes with a low strike into the corner past Travis Portas.
Valley head into their final five games of the season with a four-point deficit on second-placed Deeping Rangers to claw back, whilst the ten-point margin from Daventry Town looks unassailable heading into the final month of the season.
Rugby director Neil Melvin offered his thoughts on the club’s chances for the remainder of the season.
“There are still fifteen points to play for this season, and Carl is focused on achieving as good a finish as we can.
“We ended our disappointing run with a gritty victory last weekend against no-nonsense opposition on a poor quality playing surface, so hopefully we can keep the run going to the end of the month now.”
The club have announced that their penultimate home game of the season this weekend will again offer free admission, following on from the successful initiative earlier in the year.