RUGBY Borough made it back-to-back titles on Saturday, when they wrapped up the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division title with two games to spare, beating Blaby & Whetstone 2-0.
Their victory puts them out of sight of second-placed Saffron Dynamo, who remain ten points adrift of Borough.
Despite not applying for promotion next season, Rugby’s title success was achieved with relative ease, despite not being one of Borough’s most stellar performances.
The dry, bobbly pitch did not afford for fanciful football to be played, as both sides struggled to gain a foothold.
Borough were the first side to do so, enjoying the majority of possession, and eventually opened the scoring after the break when Adam Shaw smashed home Aiden Print’s low drilled cross.
Jeff Woodward wrapped up the game and the title minutes later, when his strike was deflected into the net.
Borough manager Ady Fuller said: “It wasn’t the prettiest of games, but we did what was needed.”
His side wrap up their league season with games this Saturday (3pm) against FC GNG, and the following weekend against Ellistown, before they battle it out with Coventry Alvis for the Coventry Charity Cup at the Ricoh Arena on Wednesday May 22.
Elsewhere, Rugby Town Juniors have announced they will change their official name to Rugby Borough Football Club.
It means the club will branch their youth sides under the same Borough branding, in time to celebrate 25 years of existence in the 2019/20 season.
The name change applies to all 62 of the clubs youth sides, to create one FA Charter Standard Community Club.
Borough have also appointed a Football Development Officer, and will be welcoming seven additional junior teams next season.
Their plans to expand their Kilsby Lane home and build an additional 3G pitch have also received planning permission.
Chairman Liam Coulter believes the name change adds to the growing sense of progress around the club.
“It made complete sense to become one club as it will make us stronger and help deliver our 1-3-5 year football development plan for the club, its teams, and the Kilsby Lane site.
“All of us are delighted with the development and the progress being made.”
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