MATCH REPORT: Third loss on the trot for Borough

Michael Bean scored Borough's try.
Michael Bean scored Borough's try.
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Injuries and unavailability caught up with Borough today (February 10) as they suffered their heaviest defeat of the season in the English Clubs Championship.

They were away to in-form Midlands Division One side Kettering and were beaten 36-10 - their third loss on the trot.

With Tom Williams, Sarel Pretorius, Scott Mills and James Dingle all missing and with Joe Andresen now having moved to New Zealand for a year, it was a much changed and very youthful Borough side that took to the field.

But head coach Lee Adamson drew several positives from the form of the newcomers.

“Luke Swindells, a young Academy player, came in at six and was our man-of-the-match. He had a massive game and is a big prospect for the future,” enthused Adamson.

“And Todd Crooks, a young second row who came on from the bench, also made an encouraging debut. So it wasn’t all bad.

“Kettering are a big side and were very stong up front and we were very much in it at half-time. They scored with the last play of the half to turn round just 17-10 ahead. But in the second half they ran away with it a bit.”

Borough’s only try was scored by Michael Bean with Byron van Uden kicking a conversion and penalty.

Borough stay fifth in the table with Kettering moving up to third.

Next week Borough face a local derby at Oundle.