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Football: Borough go top with ninth straight win

Written by on October 12, 2021

Article Published on Tuesday October 12, 2021 8:35 AM by

Football: Borough go top with ninth straight win

Rugby Borough moved to the top of the Everards Brewery Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division on Saturday after notching up their ninth win in a row with a 3-0 success against visitors Cottesmore AFC.

A comfortable success at Kilsby Lane had the added bonus of pushing them ahead of Thurnby Rangers on goal difference, and with three games still in hand over their rivals.

They led by a single goal at half-time after Tommy Glasscoe found the net on 37 minutes. sub Ashley Piper added a second on 74 minutes before Glasscoe was on hand to put away Borough’s third nine minutes from the end.

Borough team: 1 J Hughes 2 G Price 3 S Beasley 4 B King 5 S Castleton 6 J Tank (C) 7 T Glasscoe 8 B Harris 9 J Hilton 10 H Halim 11 A Webb.
Subs: 12 C Green, 14 A Piper, 16 N Whittam, 18 J Farrow, 19 K Mullen.

*Borough meet 13th-placed Desford at Kilsby Lane on Saturday, kick-off 3:00pm with free admission.

Rugby Borough Reserves travelled to Thurnby Rangers Reserves for arguably the hardest away game in the league and they came away with a very useful 4-2 victory.

It was always going to be a tasty affair and an early yellow card for Thurnby set the script for the game.

The home side did open the scoring with a fine finish from 18 yards, however they were reduced to 10 men not long after their player who was on a booking then put in a very late challenge on Addie Thomas and given a second yellow and was sent for an early shower.


Borough made the most of the extra man and equalised before the break through Adam Roberts and took control of the game in the second period.

They made it 2-1 after Sean Creer-Thornton scored direct from a corner before Josh Turton scored Borough’s third with a looped shot over the keeper from 20 yards.

However the player numbers were evened up when Bashi Abduwali then saw red after lashing out after a poor tackle from a Thurnby player. A flurry of yellow cards then followed, but after Roberts was upended in the Thurnby box captain Tom Ford saw his penalty saved but slotted home the rebound to put Borough out of sight.

Thurnby did score a consolation goal with the game ending 4-2.

A big shout out to 16 year-old Max Alford who stepped up to play his first senior game in goal. Borough would also like to welcome on board new manager Greg Taylor and assistant Liam Baines, who have now lead Borough Reserves to three unbeaten games.

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