Borough let it slip, Shingles stars for Oundle

It was a case of after the lord mayor's show for Borough at Fengate this afternoon (October 6).

Saturday, 6th October 2018, 8:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th October 2018, 9:24 am
Lineout action from the Borough v West Bridgford game. Picture: James DiGiorno

Seven days after stunning Midlands Division One leaders Paviors 33-32, the city side entertained another Nottinghamshire outfit, West Bridgford, and lost 26-17.

Last week against Paviors, Borough came on strong in the final quarter after a slow start. Today was the opposite. They were good in the first half but then faded.

“We led 17-7 at half-time and it all was looking good. But then we threw it away,” said vice-chairman Archie Bennett.

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Action from the Borough v West Bridgford game. Picture: James DiGiorno

“We had enough chances to win but sadly didn’t take them. It was disappointing after the Paviors result.”

Borough scored two tries in the first half, the first a solo effort from fly-half Matt Newman and the second a touchdown under the posts by Zac McClure. Newman converted both and added a penalty.

McClure again had a fine game for Borough along with second row Adam Whyles and hooker Jamie Dingle.

There was better news over at Oundle as they came from 7-0 down to beat Towcestrians 40-23 with Robb Shingles scoring four tries.

Ross Chamberlain gets the ball away for Borough. Picture: James DiGiorno

Oundle are third in the table and Borough ninth.

Action from the Borough v West Bridgford game. Picture: James DiGiorno