Another tough trip for Borough boys

Joe Andresen scored a try in Borough's win at Olney. Picture: Tim Gates

Joe Andresen scored a try in Borough's win at Olney. Picture: Tim Gates

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There’s another tough test for Borough on Saturday as they continue their bid to steer clear of relegation from Midlands Division Two East (South).

They visit second-placed Wellingborough and it will be a stern test for the boys from Fengate. But it’s one that holds no fear after last week’s 21-20 win at Olney.

In that game, once Borough had stopped giving away silly penalties and got on the front foot, Olney couldn’t cope with the fast pace and disruptive style adopted by Borough.

“It’s got to be more of the same again on Saturday,” said vice-chairman Archie Bennett.

“Olney were a tough nut to crack, but once our forwards started to take control they could not live with us.

“Every game until the end of the season is like a cup final for us, and that is the way we intend to approach each match.

“Our confidence and skill level is improving every week, and the hard work being put in on training nights is getting us results.

“We are finishing every game strongly and our fitness levels are good.”

Coach Lee Adamson once again has to make some selection decisions after tonight’s training session.

All of last week’s backs are available so there are unlikely to be many changes there. However, Borough add props Daniel O’Connell and Luke Murphy to last week’s squad.

Murphy, who started his rugby at Borough, has enjoyed a spell with the Lions but has rejoined the Fengate boys on loan until the end of the season. Ben Crooks may also come into contention.

Borough seconds are also in action on Saturday in the Hunts and Peterborough Cup, where they will face Huntingdon.

A place in the final beckons and a win would see John Sismey’s side join all four of the club’s junior sides in cup finals this season.