RUGBY UNION: Borough well beaten by league leaders

Action from Thorney's win at Deeping. Photo: Tim Wilson.

Action from Thorney's win at Deeping. Photo: Tim Wilson.

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Borough came unstuck at Market Harborough yesterday (September 26) losing 30-5, their first Midlands Division Two East defeat of the season.

It was a performance riddled with mistakes, and an inability by Borough to score any points when given the opportunity against the league leaders.

Their cause was hindered after five minutes when influential centre Rob Jacobs left the field with an ankle injury, and although Borough had the majority of possession they could not cross the Harborough line.

The home side took the lead on the 20-minute mark when with literally their first visit into the Borough 22 they scored out wide to take the lead against the run of play, with an unconverted try.

Borough continued to win the majority of possession and on 30 minutes captain Sam Crooks broke from the base of a scrum 35 meters out, breaking his way through a number of tackles, chipping over the last man and touching down for an unconverted try to level the scores at 5-5

Stupidly Borough gave away a penalty just on half time to give the home team an 8-5 advantage

The second half really mirrored the first with Borough dominating possession but failing to take any of the chances that were created.

Market Harborough however managed with what little possession they had, to turn their opportunities into tries, and in the end ran out worthy winners.

Borough will now have to re-group in two weeks time with a visit from high flying Melton Mowbray October 10.

Table-topping Thorney won their derby match in Division Four East 29-8 at Deeping.

Peterborough Lions lost their big game at home to National League Division Three leaders Old Halesonians 25-22. (report to follow).