Borough hoping for a change of luck

Jack Gunn suffered a back injury.
Jack Gunn suffered a back injury.
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Borough will be aiming to bounce back from an unfortunate Midlands Division Two East defeat at Belgrave by taking the spoils on Saturday against Biggleswade at Fengate (kick-off 2.15pm).

They’ll be hoping they can continue the strong second-half display they put in last week when they outscored Belgrave by two tries to nil.

But despite the plucky effort they lost 25-14 after suffering badly from injuries. They lost prop George Dinsdale with a nasty head wound which required 30 stitches, Jack Gunn with a bad back and George Offer with a hamstring injury.

Last season Biggleswade did the double on Borough and a repeat of that will not be welcome.

Vice-chairman Archie Bennett said: “This is a very important game for us. Unfortunatly we came unstuck last week, and other results did not go our way.

“However, a good win on our own patch will leave us in a steady position going into the Christmas break.

“We are confident we can put on a good show for our home support and send them home happy.”

Borough will select their side after training tonight and many second team players are pushing for a start after their fine league victory at Huntindon last Saturday.

Outstanding for Borough in that game were Will Cook and Andy Barringer, and there were strong performances from debutant Louis Smedley, his hard-working brother Luke, and Andy Evans, playing only his second game of rugby.


Once again Oundle’s never-say-die attitude shone through as they scored late to salvage a 22-22 draw at Northampton BBOB and preserve their unbeaten record in Midlands Division Three East (South).

A week after pipping Long Buckby with the last kick of the game, Oundle once again found themselves trailing as full-time approached.

But with four minutes left Joe Sagoe crossed for a try after a 60-metre burst by Rob Shingles and the successful conversion by Toby Snelling levelled the score.

Table-topping Oundle still have a healthy seven-point lead over Long Buckby.