Sunday saw Rugby Town Ladies play Coventry City Development down at Kilsby Lane, with confidence low for both sides it was important to secure points. Rugby were slow to start for the first twenty minutes but soon took control once the first goal was fired in by Kelly Worthington. Following some excellent running and a saved shot from Emma Atkinson, Loren Bliss was able to finish in front of goal to take the score to 2-0.
As Rugby grew in confidence, they started to create opportunities from all over the pitch. Some excellent play from Andie Coupland and Kat Watkins in midfield led to Kelly Worthington having a shot which hit the keeper & become a loose ball, Emma was quick to react smashing the ball in to the back of the net. The ladies finished the first half 3-0 up.
The second half only saw more positive play, with Grace Keenan & Kerri Young taking control down the right hand side, making great runs & piling the pressure on the Coventry defence. Emma Atkinson continued to work hard down the left putting in a perfect cross for Andie Coupland to get on the end finishing for 4-0.
Moments later came another cross from the left which Coventry failed to deal with, only this time Kerri was able to finish with her left foot. With most of the possession in Coventrys half, the opportunities kept coming. Andie had a shot that hit the crossbar.
Emma was in the area and volleyed to score for 6-0.
Rugby were still not finished with Kat Watkins adding to the score sheet following up on a shot, making no mistakes placing it left of the keeper. A well deserved goal from Grace Keenan finished off the scoring created from another Emma Atkinson cross in to the box.
The game finished 8-0 giving Rugby Town their first points of the season after a first tough month playing regional football. A very positive performance from the ladies with a number of scorers across the team from a variety of positions.
Jamesway Travel Player of the Match was awarded to Grace Keenan.
Team photos – show team in new tracksuits purchased as part of sponsorship deal from Jamesway Travel