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Football: Borough make it 11 wins on the bounce with Khalsa success

Written by on October 27, 2021

Article Published on Wednesday October 27, 2021 10:17 AM by


Football: Borough make it 11 wins on the bounce with Khalsa success


Borough maintained their impressive run of form at the top of the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division  with a 4-0 drubbing of lowly Khalsa, in doing so completing an early season double. 

The latest victory made it 11 straight victories but it also must be stated that it was Borough’s fifth clean sheet on the bounce, a point that the side’s management has been keen to stress is the key to the recent run of success. 

Again though it was a slow start by the Borough allowing Khalsa to dominate early possession and only some good work for 16 year old Max Alford who made his debut in goal after some game time and impressing in the reserves, kept the away side at bay.

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Max Alford in action (photo: Brian Dainty)

However it was Borough who took the lead after 15 minutes, Dale Linton heading home from an Ashley Piper cross. Linton then missed a tap-in following some decent work from Halim Halin and it was the latter who increased the lead on just before the half hour, skipping round two defenders on the edge of the box and firing home. 

Minutes later the game and points were as good as secure as Tommy Glasscoe popped up to score Borough’s third,  Halim and Piper combining to put the skipper through who fired high into the net. 

With the damage done in the first 45 minutes, the second half was something of an anti-climax with both teams huffing and puffing but not creating any real chances. 

There was one glaring miss by Piper after he had beat the offside trap and the keeper only to put the ball wide with the goal wide open. 

However he made up for that with 10 minutes left, scoring from close range to secure another three points. 

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MoM, Max Alford (photo: Brian Dainty)
  • This Saturday Borough are on the road for the first time in several weeks when they visit Blaby and Whetstone  in a league match. Kick off at 3:00pm 
  • Away from league action, Borough have drawn North Kilworth at home in the Leicestershire Senior League Cup, and will make the short trip to visit Stockton in the Coventry Charity Cup. Borough are the current holders of the latter after beating Alvis at the renamed Coventry Building Society Arena two years ago.

Borough received a bye into the next round of the Birmingham County FA Saturday Vase after Saltley FC pulled out with the draw for the next round being made in the coming week.

Whiteside hat-trick continues Reserves unbeaten streak

Rugby Borough Reserves also continued their recent run of fine form by returning from Desford Reserves on Saturday with a 3-0 win.

From the first whistle Borough had control of the game, with Charlie Whiteside testing the Desford keeper on a number of occasions before he did finally open the scoring on 22 minutes with a cool finish giving the keeper no chance.

That led was soon doubled as an inch perfect pass from Sam Brake set Whiteside clear who brought the ball down and found the bottom corner to make it 2-0

The second half continued in the same way with Borough having chance after chance and dominating play. They did however find themselves down to nine men after Leigh Odell brought a Desford player down and much to everyone’s disbelief was shown a red card. Whiteside then found himself in the sin bin after questioning the referees decision.

However despite the initial reduction in numbers which the hosts failed to capitalise on, Whiteside’s return to the pitch saw him upended in the box. He took the penalty himself which was saved but slotted the rebound home to complete his hat trick.

Borough’s perfect defensive display deserved nothing less than a clean sheet which never looked in doubt with the man of the match going to skipper Tom Ford.  

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Reserves MOM Tom Ford

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