22nd Jan, 2020

Deadly Chater downs Desford, Borough flying high at the top

Ben Tyler 5th Feb, 2019

RUGBY Borough had Ollie Chater to thank for his sublime brace that sent them on their way to a 2-0 victory over Desford at Kilsby Lane.

The hosts started well and enjoyed the lion’s share of possession, forcing their first opportunity with a header that went narrowly wide.

That chance was followed by Luke Peerless’ fierce strike from distance that forced the opposition keeper into a save, before Desford found the net, only to be ruled out for a foul on keeper Bobbie Biddle.

It was déjà vu down the other end when Adam Shaw fired home Jamie Paye’s centre, this time the linesman’s flag denying the deadlock being broken before the break.

Shaw was at the centre of the action after the interval and went close when knocking out of his feet and curling an effort that glanced past the post.

But up stepped Chater, who unleashed a stunning volley from outside the area into the top-corner, much to Borough’s jubilation.

He then doubled his tally moments later when finding the net from a deadball situation, lashing his swerving free-kick low into the bottom-corner.

Borough hold a seven point lead at the top of the table on 54 points, ahead of Saffron Dynamo who have played three games less.

Rugby are next in action a week on Saturday (16th), when they visit Barlestone St Giles (2pm).

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