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Rugby & East Warwickshire lose out to old rivals Khalsa

Steve Carpenter 15th Dec, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016

RUGBY & East Warwickshire fell to a 3-0 defeat at the hands of old rivals Khalsa on Saturday.

Khalsa’s second string side raced into a two-goal lead before Rugby had organised themselves, however good communication from Tom Webb to his defence ensured that this scoreline remained for at least 50 minutes.

In this time Rugby had many opportunities tp get themselves back into the match with some stunning balls in from the right from a certain Alex Watkins, several of which Phil Dickinson successfully messed up.

In the second half karma prevailed however with Luke Armstrong sending a flying reverse stick shot into Phil’s temple resulting in his permanent substitution.

Counter attacking from both sides proved unsuccessful, however Khalsa’s improved ability to string passes together combined with Wokka and Russ’ decision to leave a centre forward unmarked led to a third goal.

Better attacking play from Rugby led to several more chances but they were unable to find the breakthrough before the final whistle.

There was better news for Rugby’s third team who draw 4-4 against Leek with Gaz Unett scoring hat-trick.

Rugby found themselves 4-1 in front at one point in the match with Paul Ryan also getting on the scoresheet.

But they allowed Leek to get back into the match and claim a point.

The fourth team lost 3-1 away at West Bridgford with Callum Mackey scoring for the visitors while the fifth team beat Belper 3-1 and the sixth team stuffed Coventry & North Warwickshire 4-0.

It was a positive weekend for the ladies section with both the first team and third team tasting success.

The first team maintaint their impressive start to the season after beating Sutton Coldfield 4-1.

Rugby were unfortunate to go 1-0 down but they responded by getting back on level terms before the break and in the second half three further goals wrapped up a comfortable win.

The thirds put on a real team effort to beat Hampton 5-2. All teams will now take a break and return to action in the new year.

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