Coventry Jaguar U18s 3-1 Rugby Town U17 Juniors

A valiant performance from the home side saw them overcome a spirited Rugby side in a fairly even contest.

It was Rugby who started with a positive ascendency and almost took the lead as Sewell’s perfectly weighted through ball found Roberto, whose deft chip was hooked off the line.

The hosts found the breakthrough just before half time as a deep, looping cross somehow found its way in off the back post. The lead was doubled shortly after the break as the unfortunate Griffiths sliced into his own net.

The home side added a third 10 minutes later but a disciplined Rugby kept their shape and as a result frustrated their opponents. Rugby’s persistence was deservedly rewarded with a late consolation as Sewell evaded two challenges before thumping home into the roof of the net.

Man of the Match went to full back Morgan Minter who worked tirelessly throughout the game.

Match reporter Liam Waleczek