Another tough one for Borough

Mark Matthews goes over for Melton's opening try against Peterborough.
Mark Matthews goes over for Melton's opening try against Peterborough.
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Life certainly doesn’t get any easier for Borough.

Having played the top three sides in East Midlands League Division Two in their last three games - and losing all three - they face fourth-placed Oadby at Fengate on Saturday (2.15pm).

And they’ll do so minus two of their best players.

Centre Rob Jacobs (shoulder) and back row star Kyle Bratt (dislocated thumb) both picked up injuries in last Saturday’s 27-15 loss at league leaders Melton Mowbray and will miss the match.

At times against Melton, Borough looked the better side, and it was really only the physical strength of the Leicestershire outfit that won the day.

“It has been tough for the lads over the last three weeks,” said coach Lee Adamson. “We have come up against some big physical sides but have performed very well. We need to stay strong and positive, and that is what we intend to do on Saturday.”

Players returning from injury, who may be back in the squad, include Jack Gunn, Ben Edwards, Adam Whiles, Harry Roe, Joe Andresen and Jonny Beale. Gunn scored a try for the seconds as they beat Spalding seconds 28-0 to make it nine wins in a row.