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Rutland DR transfer good form to the league

Football action from Rutland DR versus Huntingdon at Oakham EMN-150314-171818009
Football action from Rutland DR versus Huntingdon at Oakham EMN-150314-171818009

Rutland Dead Rabbits continued their fine form on Saturday with another win against Huntington Rovers, this time by a thumping 6-1.

Having reached the PFA Minor Cup final last week Dead Rabbits extended their winning run into the PDFL Division Four where they now sit third in the league.

Rabbits are full of confidence at the moment and started the game well, almost taking an early lead through Gary Rix but his shot went just wide.

James Slack then tried his luck from distance but his shot went inches over.

It was a positive start from the home side who dominated Huntington so it was no surprise when Rabbits did break the deadlock.

Darren Short played in Tane Scott who squared the ball for Rix to finish.

Rix made it 2-0 shortly after when he struck again, this time with a shot in off the underside of the bar.

The Rabbits’ defence were comfortably able to deal with the visitors, with James Farr and Joe McDonald cutting out any potential dangers. Scott made it 3-0, cooley slotting home through the keepers’ legs to give Rabbits full control at half time.

Simon Brown had a solid first half at left back which frustrated the visitors.

The second half started in similar fashion with Rabbits looking to add to their tally. James Towse caused problems down the right hand side with his pace, beating players and sending over some tantalising crosses, one of which found the foot of Dom Gawden Bone to make it 4-0.

Slack came close with a free-kick but it was Short who scored the fifth when he turned his man on the edge of the box and drove towards goal before being fowled in the box. He netted the resultant penalty.

Scott finished of the rout when he got on the end of a Twose cross to crack a first time volley which almost broke the net. Huntington got a consolation goal when a lapse in concentration at the back allowed a tap into an empty net.

Rabbits coach Clive Kerr said: “This was a good performance in large spells, and Rix and Short continued their fine scoring form. Matt Bosworth’s five minute impact was a game changer. A mention must go to man of the match Simon Brown whose form has been quality for Rabbits.”

Rabbits’ next league match will be against their cup final opponents Peterborough ICA Sports B on Saturday.


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