Rugby Town Colts 3 v 2 Mount Nod (Sponsored by Sytner Coventry)
The Colts started slowly and were fortunate to only be a goal down early on, Matt saving a penalty to keep them in the game. As time went on Jack, Nathan and Devan started to control midfield, winning the first balls and pushing the Colts forward with both Thomas and Archie seeing shots saved. Harry scored a great goal to equalise, volleying Fin’s corner on the run. Somi was then brought down as he rounded the keeper and Thomas slotted the penalty away for a 2-1 half time lead.
Mount Nod had some fast attackers and the entire defence of Will, Gabriel, Harry, Oscar and Alfie were tested at times, but good teamwork and covering ensured chances were kept to a minimum. A speculative strike from Somi and error by the keeper saw Colts lead 3-1 and despite conceding late on the Colts eased to an opening victory in 2019.
Manager’s Award – Gabriel