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Borough maintain unbeaten record

Rugby Editorial 19th Oct, 2017   0

FOOTBALL: RUGBY Borough maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a convincing nine-goal victory over St Andrews at Kilsby Lane.

Borough were out of the blocks quickest and nearly opened the scoring inside the first four minutes when Adam Shaw surged down the right-hand side and crossed for Joe Henderson, who was allowed room to turn but blazed over from ten yards out.

It wasn’t long before Rugby did take the lead though, as Gerard McGahey darted down the left wing before cutting the ball back for Nick Brandish to place delicately into the net.

Borough then went on a scoring spree, bagging three within the space of ten minutes to take a 4-0 lead.




The second goal saw McGahey latch onto a Brandish through ball to slot home before McGahey returned the favours for the third, releasing his strike partner through to notch Borough’s third.

It was soon 5-0 as debutant keeper Logan Maketa found Shaw, who controlled the ball well before unleashing an unstoppable strike into the top right-hand corner.


The visitors did grab one back just before the interval, as a shot from 15 yards out took a wicked double deflection which resulted in the ball deceiving Maketa in the Borough goal.

The second half saw Borough continue to mount the pressure on their opponents. And they added three more to the tally before the hour mark.

McGahey grabbed his second before Shaw completed his brace with a simple tap-in at the back post.

Shortly after, defender Kane Finney got in on the act with a sumptuous effort from the edge of the area.

The home side were now threatening to steamroll St Andrews and manager Darran Tank made two substitutions with the introductions of Lewis Corcoran and Harry Cook.

Rugby made it eight in the 73rd minute as Shaw completed his hat-trick, calmly placing the ball beyond the reach of the visiting keeper.

There was still time for Borough to take the scoring into double figures as Ryan Byrne teed up namesake Conneely before substitute Corcoran side-footed home after exceptional work from Taplin.

Borough saw out of the remainder of the game with ease and subsequently recorded their fourth consecutive league win.

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