Stratford Town v Rugby Town Juniors U18 Youth

Coventry & Warwickshire Youth League

Stratford Town 1-1 Rugby Town JFC U18 Youth
Rugby, sponsored by Vasstech, battled the elements as well as a pacey Stratford team in the first
half. A solid defensive display led by the centre back paring of Aidan Hobley and Daniel Plumbley
restricted Stratford to long range shots. On the half hour Viraj Parmar tipped a shot onto the bar and
from the rebound Stratford were awarded a penalty which was coolly dispatched.
An early second half goal drew Rugby level, Tristan Birch smashing home a rebound after Christian
Sono’s shot was saved by the keeper. Harry Keble and James Branagh were linking up well in
midfield but clear chances were difficult to find. At the other end a superb block from Oliver Gibbs
kept out Stratford. Rugby finished the game strongly, a left wing cross from Maris Kazakevics just
evaded Gabriel Fernades and Birch went close to his second. A hard won but well deserved point.