Borough show no mercy to relegated opponents

Tomasso Lotti attacks for Borough against Dunstablians. Picture: Tim Gates.

Tomasso Lotti attacks for Borough against Dunstablians. Picture: Tim Gates.

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Peterborough Rugby condemned Dunstablians to relegation from Midlands Division Two East on Saturday (March 28) with a clinical 33-5 bonus point win at Fortress Fengate.

Playing against a stiff breeze in the first half, Borough adjusted to the conditions and went ahead when, after good work by Stefan Gallucci, Chris Sansby touched down and Joe Andresen converted.

A past players lunch before Borough's game against Dunstablians was attended by 200 and included several members of the 1985/1986 Colts team. Picture: Tim Gates

A past players lunch before Borough's game against Dunstablians was attended by 200 and included several members of the 1985/1986 Colts team. Picture: Tim Gates

Dunstablians were fighting for their lives and following a period of concentrated possession drove over the home side’s line to cut the deficit to two points.

However, Borough, whose own safety was secured the previous weekend, were in a determined mood and shortly before half time full-back Tommaso Lotti scored to put the home side further ahead at 12-5.

With the wind at their backs Borough took control in the second half, and it was no surprise that they dominated the final 40 minutes.

Great work by the back row combination of young Rob Moulds, Chayne Loades and veteran Andy Barringer meant that Dunstablians were forced into errors.

Firstly centre Lance Charity crossed the try line and then fly-half Andresen scored an impressive individual try which he converted himself.

In the closing minutes Gallucci, who was having a terrific game, chased a clever chip behind the Dunstablians defence by Andresen, and scored an impressive try.

The only blot on the copybook was a second yellow card for Charity for throwing a punch meaning his dismissal from the pitch.

In front of a huge crowd of former players this was a fantastic display from the Fengate boys which also gave huge hope and promise for the future.