Borough looking to build on a draw at Oakham

Saad Sait on the attack for Oundle against Spalding.
Saad Sait on the attack for Oundle against Spalding.
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Borough will be looking to record their first win of the season when entertaining Old Laurentians from Coventry in a Midlands East Division Two (South) clash at Fengate on Saturday (3pm).

Borough turned in a dominant display at Oakham last time out but had to settle for a 15-15 draw after being denied in the final minute when a penalty struck the post and bounced back into play.

Head coach Lee Adamson said: “ We were bitterly disappointed not to win that one. Sport can be cruel sometimes.

“Old Laurentians are unbeaten and we acknowledge they will be a tough nut to crack. But there were many positives to take from the performance at Oakham and we are improving every time we take to the field.”

Skipper John Thompson could return to the squad after injury.

It will be a big day down at Fengate with a vice-presidents lunch, four teams (1sts, 2nds, 3rds and Academy) playing at home, and a sold-out Quiz Night taking place in the evening.

Borough will hold a moment of appreciation before Saturday’s matches in celebration of the life of Fijian Savanaca Kokoibulileka, who tragically lost his life last weekend while playing for Oakham.

JUNIOR VASE

Full-back Jack Berry amassed 23 points as Bourne beat Ollerton 58-7 in the RFU Junior Vase.

He scored a try, kicked six out of eight conversions and slotted two penalties as Bourne made it five wins on the trot.

Deeping also progressed to the next round thanks to a 22-17 win at Skegness.

INTERMEDIATE CUP

Oundle were pipped by local rivals Spalding in the RFU Intermediate Cup.

A first win of the season looked to be on for the Northamptonshire side as they hit the front (18-17) with a Saad Sait try in the 70th minute.

But three minutes from the end Sam Cowell scored from a lineout 10 metres out to nick the tie for Spalding 22-18.

Stamford join Spalding in the next round after a 31-29 win over Newark.