RUGBY: Five defeats on the trot for Borough

Cheyne Loades should be back in the Borough squad.

Cheyne Loades should be back in the Borough squad.

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Borough are on the road once again this weekend and will be looking to end a run of five defeats in Midlands Division Two East (South).

They play Vipers, who are in the relegation zone having won just once this season.

Borough travel on the back of a 20-3 reverse at Olney and although that on paper looks a fairly heavy defeat, it was certainly not the case.

Borough dominated play for long periods of the game and outplayed their opponents in the set piece. But in terrible conditions it was Olney who got the rub of the green.

Another plus was the improved discipline shown throughout the game with the penalty count halved from the week before.

Borough should be boosted by the return of several key players. Michael Cade, Adam Whiles, Stef Almond, Cheyne Loades, George Offer and Chris Sansby are likely to be back in contention with scrum-half Graeme Mawhinney added to the squad after some outstanding performances for the seconds.

Borough coach Lee Adamson said: “This is a vital and very winnable game, and I am sure if our attitude is right, and we play to our potential, we are more than capable of returning from Leicester with a much needed victory.”

Borough seconds beat Towcestrians thirds 15-9 with tries by Almond, Jack Trolove and Mawhinney.

Jonny Anderson was the best Borough back, making several powerful runs through the centre, while Kyle Bratts and Damian Atkinson were the pick of the forwards.

Oundle turned on the style in front of a big crowd swelled by a pre-match past players lunch to make it seven wins out of seven in Midlands Division Three East (South) on Saturday. They beat Daventry 34-14 and are six points clear at the top of the table.

Their try-scorers were Eddie King, Gareth Jacob, Toby Snelling, former Borough man Angus Milborne and Lewis Robinson.

Snelling was voted man-of-the-match but there were also fine displays by ex-Lions pair Saad Sait and Dan Page.