Borough will be looking to improve dramatically when they entertain Rushden & Higham in East Midlands Division Two East (South) on Saturday (kick-off 2.15pm).
Last weekend they suffered a last minute defeat to West Bridgford in the Intermediate Cup in one of the poorest games of rugby seen at Fengate for quite some time.
Coach Lee Adamson, who has been at the club for 18 months, commented: “It was certainly the worst game of rugby I have witnessed in my time at Fengate. Both teams were poor.
“When you lose and play well it is easier to take, but when you lose and play badly, it is unacceptable, and I will be looking for a huge improvement on Saturday.”
Borough will select after training tonight (Thursday), but several key players who missed last Saturday’s game are likely to return.
After missing out on a game last Saturday due to the opposition crying off, Borough seconds keenly await Saturday’s game against big city rivals Peterborough Lions seconds.
Last year Borough won the corresponding fixture and will be keen to put one over their old enemies once again.
Borough’s newest team sent out a message on Sunday - that they mean business!
The Fengate club set up an Under 13 girls side, one of only a handful in the region, and they triumphed over the long-established Melbourne team from Derbyshire in their first contact match.
“It was a great day for us,” said coach Simon Potter. “This is a project that’s building for the future and virtually all of the players are still under 11, so we’re really looking to go places in the seasons ahead.”
Charlotte Fosbeary from Helpston was one of the girls who answered an appeal in The Peterborough Telegraph a few weeks ago for girls to try the sport.
The club are now offering regular Wednesday evening (6.15pm) training sessions for Year 5 and Year 6 girls and would welcome more new recruits.