Final games of the season and Peterborough RUFC aim to go out with a bang

Peterborough RUFC aim to finish a satisfactory Midlands Division One East season with a bang on Saturday.

By Alan Swann
Friday, 22nd April 2022, 2:09 pm
Borough's top try scorer Rob Jacobs in action.
Borough's top try scorer Rob Jacobs in action.

Borough host neighbours Kettering at Fengate (3pm start) and revenge will also be on their minds as the teams met on the opening day of the season and the city side were beaten 24-20 in a tight game.Borough need a point to definitely finish fourth, one place outside the promotion places, but that suits head coach Shane Manning who doesn’t believe his side are ready to advance up the leagues.One bonus for next season is the guarantee of two city derbies against Peterborough Lions even though the latter’s frustrating campaign seems set to end with a bottom place finish. There will be no relegation from Division One this season.Lions host Dronfield, who could catch Borough in fourth, at Bretton Park in their final match on Saturday (2pm).

Borough Colts to set up a potential title winning game at home to Huntingdon on Saturday (2.30pm).

The city teenagers went top of East Midlands Division Two with just one match left to play after they beat Towcester, the only team to have beaten them in the league all season.Borough won a nail-biting away game 21-19 thanks, in part, to the kicking of Lawrence Teague who converted all three tries, despite the kicks all being from the touchline.Teague also claimed a try, as did Harvey Tomeo and Ethan Manning.