Rugby, sponsored by Vasstech, started the game brightly but found themselves 1 nil down after 15 minutes. The equaliser came 5 minutes later from an in-swinging Samuel Collins corner which was headed home by Tristan Birch. Coventrians responded with a couple of quick goals and a poor end to the first half saw Rugby fall 5-1 behind at the break.
A second half performance with more desire saw Rugby take the initiative with Akash Mistry impressing in midfield. Birch had a couple of chances to reduce the arrears and both Ryan Clews and Harry Keble tested the keeper but Rugby could not find the back of the net. Coventrians secured their passage through to the next round of the cup with two second half goals.