14th Dec, 2017

Borough boss Tank ready for the winter challenge ahead

FOOTBALL: RUGBY Borough are continuing to smash the goals home as a busy festive period approaches Darren Tank’s men.

Borough sit top of the league table with a nine-point cushion over Thurnby Rangers.

The club’s latest fixture saw them crush Highfield Rangers 16-0. And while these results prove demoralising for the opposition, Tank insists his side must maintain this level of performance as he’s cautious the league could be decided on goal difference.

He said: “I feel for the teams that come here and get beaten heavily, then have to pick the pieces.

“It’s hard for my side to keep motivated, but we knew all along we would have to cope with whatever we came up against.

“This is a different kind of challenge, and a new one for me and the coaching staff – to be starting at the bottom and working our way up.

“But I’m delighted with the talent we have acquired within the squad, and we just have to get on with it.”

Borough’s latest goal glut saw the league’s top scorer Adam Shaw hit another five goals, taking his total to 36.

Ollie Chater struck four times while substitute Luis Corcoran hit a hat-trick.

This latest result edges Borough nearer to a century of goals with them currently on 89.

Borough’s next game is away to Desford FC who are the only side to have taken anything away from Kilsby Lane when they drew 1-1 at the beginning of September. Alex Webb opened the scoring after 19 mins before Desford scoring a late equaliser.

Darran Tank said: “We have a different challenge going into the winter, in that the pitches are not going to like Kilsby Lane, and football is not going to be as easy to play on them.

“When we played at Caterpillar early on in the season the grass was long, and it was difficult to play on, and that was when it was dry.

“My players are aware of this and I fully expect them to cope with anything that is thrown at them.”

After Saturday’s game Borough turn their attentions to the Birmingham FA County Vase, where they will play away at Darlaston Town FC from the West Midlands League.

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Rugby Observer.

Book an Advert

Book your newspaper advert with our online advert creation tool.

Property Finder 24/7

Search for properties in Worcestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.

Online Editions

Catch up on your local news by reading our e-editions on the Rugby Observer.