Borough take a break from league action

Jack Gunn scored two tries for Borough. Picture: Tim Gates
Jack Gunn scored two tries for Borough. Picture: Tim Gates
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Borough take a well earned rest from the rigours of league rugby this wekend when they entertain Nottingham-based West Bridgford in the Intermediate Cup (2.15pm).

It will be the first time the two clubs have ever met before in any competition, but both clubs play at the same level and are in roughly the same position in their respective leagues so a close game is anticipated.

And Borough will go into the game with confidence boosted by a 27-20 victory at Leicester Vipers in Midlands Division Two East (South) - a win that came on the back of five defeats.

Borough showed a lot more of what they can do against Vipers, running many attacking phases which resulted in four excellent tries - two of which were scored by flanker Jack Gunn.

Borough will once again be adding more players to the squad with Ben Crooks, Harry Roe and Michael Cade likely to return.

Borough vice-chairman Archie Bennett was much happier after last week’s performance stating: “We were poor in the first 20 minutes but gradually got our act together and the phases that we work on in training suddenly started to come together. I’m confident we can continue with another win.”

OUNDLE

Midlands Division Three East (South) leaders Oundle won a cracker of a match at Dunstabalians 30-25 to make it eight wins out of eight.

Oundle trailed 19-10 at the break but a powerful second-half showing secured a bonus-point triumph.

Debutant Nick Bates scored the decisive try after great running by Saad Sait, Dan Page and Rob Shingles - all ex-Peterborough Lions players.

STAMFORD

Stamford played way below their best but snatched a 15-13 win at Southwell with a try and conversion in the last minute.

Kristian Naylor scored the try - his first for the club - which levelled the scores at 13-13, and then up stepped Laurent Ross to coolly slot the match-winning conversion.

The win keeps Stamford at the top of Midlands Division Two East (North).

SPALDING

First team debutant Gavin Harrison suffered a broken ankle when coming on as a second-half substitute for Spalding in their 33-12 defeat at West Bridgford in Midlands Division Two East (North).

Spalding also had Will Shields red-carded towards the end for punching.