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First game of the season, been a long time coming and for the team a local derby to start off.
Hillmorton were really slow to get going and Rugby got a good foothold on the game, Hillmorton’s defensive line was working well however Rugby beat the offside trap to race away and slot the ball under Connor McGahey, Hillmorton had a couple of chances towards the end of the first half Kyle Gregory going close twice from a corner. Ellis Batchelor, Kian Blake, Noah Chalmers, Ryley Gardner all took turns in defence and the team leaked no more goals.
2nd half and Hillmorton woke up, Cameron Cleaver, Fin Pugh, Niall Kennedy, Liam Townsend, Bailey Geehan and Hayden Ryan-Judd controlled the midfield well and created numerous chances to get level, the equaliser finally came with a nice ball in to Lewis Middleton who beat a couple and fired in from close range, Josh Gardner worked well up top with Haddan Kessna to create problems for Rugby. Niall Kennedy and Haddan Kessna both had the ball in the net but unfortunately ruled out on both occasions.
Both teams continued to press for a winner but time ran out for a share of the points.
Thanks to all who supported and for our sponsor Jamie from JSA decorating specialist for his support of the team