The future is brighter on all fronts for Borough

Action from Borough's last game against Dunstablians. Photo: Susanne Ball
Action from Borough's last game against Dunstablians. Photo: Susanne Ball
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Borough Rugby Club’s first team may have flirted with relegation for a while but overall the future looks bright for the city club.

And that’s due to a bulging mini and junior section and a thriving ladies team.

The first team travel to Leicester Forest on Saturday aiming to finish their Midlands Division Two East (South) programme on a winning note and secure a mid-table finish.

The Fengate boys were defeated by the Leicestershire outfit in their first league outing of the season, but there is no intention of the team allowing that to happen again this weekend.

“We will travel with a fully fit squad, and although the pressure is now off in terms of league position, don’t be kidded into thinking we will be taking it easy,” said vice-chairman Archie Bennett.

“All the players used in our last game when we beat Dunstablians are fully fit and we can add important players like Sam Crooks, George Offer, and Johnny Beale to our squad.

“We are taking two teams to Leicester Forest and a large amount of supporters and we are going to get two wins and have a great day out!

“Finishing mid-table was our goal and that will be achieved, and with plans already in place for next season the mood at Peterborough Rugby Club is sound.

“We already have new players in place for next season to bolster our squad, but the important thing is the health of the club in general.

“Our second XV are in the Hunts Cup final and we now field three senior teams alongside the vets and colts.

“The ladies section continues to thrive, but most importantly the foundations of the club are very strong.

“Most of our junior teams were league or cup winners this season, and our mini section is bursting at the seams.”

Bennett concluded: “Of course our first team performances are vital to the profile of the club, but the strength of the underbelly of youth playing rugby at Fengate is our legacy.”