RUGBY Borough romped home to a stunning 6-1 victory over Sileby Town in their final home fixture of the season, taking them to within a win of winning the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division.
The win avenged Borough’s 1-0 loss to the weekend’s opponents just before Christmas, with Adam Shaw firing a hat-trick and Josh Turton adding a brace to see Rugby home to a comprehensive win.
A minutes applause was held before the game to honour Alan Bettles – a long serving member of Sileby Town’s committee, observed by both the players and the sizeable crowd gathered at Kilsby Lane.
Shaw’s first on 20 minutes was added to by Turton’s strike eight minutes later, giving Borough a solid lead going into the break.
Borough flew into a four goal lead moments after the restart, with Shaw and Turton adding another to their first-half tallies, whilst Tommy Glasscoe added the fifth just after the hour mark.
Further chances arrived for the hosts, but it was the visitors who notched on the scoreboard next, adding a consolation in the final ten minutes.
But unfazed by losing their clean sheet, Rugby regained a five-goal advantage when Shaw completed his hat-trick.
The win was Borough’s fourth in a row, which, aided by Saffron Dynamo’s surprise 3-1 loss to Cottesmore Amateurs, puts Rugby within touching distance of the title.
They will head to Blaby & Whetstone on Saturday (3pm), the first of three away fixtures to finish the season, in their hunt to add the finishing touches to their successful season.