Busy day down at Fortress Fengate

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There’s plenty going on down at Fortress Fengate on Saturday.

Borough’s first and second teams face Lutterworth, the Juggers play their annual match against Stamford for the Gin Bottle trophy, and there’s every chance the Colts will have a game as well.

Add to that a vice-presidents lunch, and it’s going to be a busy day at the club.

The first team game against Lutterworth (2.15pm kick-off) gives the Borough boys the chance to avenge an earlier defeat at the hands of the Leicestershire outfit.

On that day early in the season, Borough were still experimenting with a new-look side and struggled to cope physically. They didn’t win quality possession and scoring opportunities were limited.

“We’ve learned a lot in the first part of the season” said vice-chairman Archie Bennett.

“The boys have had to adapt to the style of play adopted by many sides at this level, and we are a much better side now than we were in September.

“Last Saturday’s win at Dunstable was a case in point where we ground out a win by keeping our heads and playing at a high tempo.

“We know what to expect now and are hoping to give what will be a large crowd something to smile about over Christmas.

“This is the last game of 2014 and after a difficult year we are determined to finish positively.”

Coach Lee Adamson will select his squad after training tonight ( Thursday ). All of last week’s side are available along with fit-again Rob Jaconbs and Adam Whyles.

Borough beat bottom side Dunstablians 19-13 in a scrappy relegation battle with tries by skipper Sam Crooks and Owain Pearce.


Thorney kept their promotion hopes alive in Midlands Division Four East (South) with a fine 18-10 win at Bedford Swifts. Jack Lewis and Marcus Papworth scored their tries.

Coach Chris Phillips said: “This was an excellent, gritty team performance but special mention must go to prop Nigel Lewis for his excellent scrummaging and tireless ball carrying, Chris Deplancke for his lineout work and centres Jack Allen and Tom Deplancke for their defensive efforts.”

Thorney are at home to second-placed Brackley on Saturday.