FOOTBALL: FIVE goals helped Rugby Borough maintain their 100 per cent league record following a resounding victory over County Hall at Kilsby Lane.
Despite winning convincingly, County Hall started the strongest with large amounts of possession and free flowing passing.
But it was Rugby who carved out the first meaningful opportunity as Tommy Berwick saw his powerful drive tipped around the post for a corner by the County Hall keeper.
Borough continued to build the pressure and deservedly took the lead as Sam Lockley stabbed home from six yards out following scrappy play inside the penalty area.
Just as the visitors were looking to dust themselves down after conceding the opening goal of the game, Borough soon doubled their lead.
Kane Finney released Berwick down the right channel, who crossed for Will Heath to side-foot home.
Rugby had another golden chance just before the half-time interval as Joe Taplin’s pinpoint delivery found Gerard McGahey, who could only stroke the ball wide from close range.
The second half saw much of the same, and it wasn’t long before Borough added a third as precision from Berwick saw his effort come in off the right-hand post.
Shortly after, County Hall reduced arrears through a superb dipping effort, but Rugby extended their margin again as Connor Gamble’s in swinging cross evaded everyone and crept into the bottom corner.
A few minutes later, County Hall were rewarded for committing men forward and made it 4-2.
Rugby weren’t finished yet, though, and managed to find time to claim a fifth through Berwick’s second marker of the game.
Rugby confidently ran down the clock to notch yet another league win to keep up their perfect start to the new era under manager Darran Tank.