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Rugby & East Warwickshire claim four points from six

Steve Carpenter 11th Nov, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & East Warwickshire picked up four points from a possible six over a busy weekend in the Midland League Premier Division.

Up first for Rugby was a home clash against Stone and the hosts were able to record back-to-back wins thanks to an impressive 3-2 victory.

Liam Brown opened the scoring and Szymon Oszyjczyk added two second half goals to secure another three points.

Rugby were high in confidence heading into Sunday’s home fixture against Harborne and it proved to be a highly entertaining affair which finished 4-4.

The hosts made a bright start but it was Harborne who took the lead thanks to a quick counter attack.

Rugby responded well and a great ball was played in from the wide midfield to striker Oszyjczyk, who then calmly drew the keeper and gently rolled the ball towards the back post for Lukas Lakin to tap home the equaliser.

Shortly after Harborne were able to score their second but after some silky skills down the left wing, Leo guy won a penalty stroke and Szymon stepped up to cooly place the ball to the side netting just past the keeper’s stick.

With all to play for in the second half it was Rugby who went ahead for the first time in the match with Szymon scoring his second of the match shortly after the re-start.

With ten minutes remaining Rugby launched a counter attack which led to Liam Brown selflessly playing a ball across the face of the goal for Lukas to score his second after having sprinted half the pitch to support his team mate.

The hosts were two goals in front with ten minutes remaining but they failed to maintain their composure and Harborne were able to score twice to take a share of the points.

Rugby’s second team tasted a heavy 5-1 defeat at Cannock, while the third team drew 2-2 at home to Cannock and the fourth team lost 3-1 on the road at Sutton Coldfield.

Elsewhere, Rugby ladies remain at the top of the table thanks to a 5-2 win at Solihull Blossomfield.

The ladies made it seven wins out of seven with Nicki Siarbawa scoring a hat-trick while Charlie Wooliscroft and Emma Allen scored the other goals.

The ladies’ second team lost 2-1 at Stratford while the third team were beaten 7-1 at Warwick University.

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