The Evo-Stik League Southern
Published 12th September 2012
....means they now face a quiet spell with just one game scheduled over the next couple of weeks.
The 1-0 defeat means Rugby will switch their attention to the first round of the Birmingham Senior Cup and a home clash against Nuneaton Town on Tuesday.
The enforced absence from competitive action comes as a result of the club being handed a bye in the opening round of the FA Trophy this weekend and the postponement of the scheduled league game with Thatcham Town on September 22nd after the Berkshire outfit qualified for the next round of the FA Cup with a win at Marlow.
The Nuneaton clash will be the thirteenth competitive game between the two sides, with Rugby only enjoying one victory to-date, back in 1987 in a 4-0 FA Cup success.
Nuneaton are now back in the Blue Square Bet Premier following a run of three promotions in four seasons, after their forced relegation down to the Southern League regional division as a result of financial irregularities.
However, they currently sit just above the drop zone after picking up two wins from their opening eight games, with a defence which includes ex-Valley favourite Delroy Gordon having leaked nineteen goals - including six last weekend in defeat at Woking.
Rugby will again be without midfielders Richard Blythe and Michael Williams, who also both missed the Bedworth replay.
Williams will be serving the second of a three-game ban for his recent sending-off at Daventry Town and a change in work circumstances means Blythe is now unavailable for Tuesday evening matches.
Valley boss Dave Stringer is hopeful of completing the signing of midfielder/striker Tyron Amory.
Amory was at Derby County as a youngster and has since featured at a number of non-League clubs, including Atherstone Town, Coleshill Town, Sutton Coldfield Town, Corby Town, Barwell and Daventry.
The arrival of Amory should be balanced by the departure of another though, with Rob Foster having left for ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League side Sileby Rangers after failing to make a breakthrough to the starting XI following his arrival at Butlin Road from Long Buckby in the summer