FOOTBALL - Borough advance in Gladwish Challenge Trophy - The Rugby Observer

FOOTBALL - Borough advance in Gladwish Challenge Trophy

Rugby Editorial 21st Sep, 2022   0

RUGBY Borough secured an impressive 2-0 against Leverstock Green in the Gladwish Challenge Trophy to claim victory in their first home game of the season.

Borough, who play at step six in the Spartan South Midlands League, took on a Leverstock side who play one league above them and were previously unbeaten.

And Rugby took the lead on 74 minutes through Dale Linton when he picked up a loose ball from Gez McGahey before firing home.

Borough secured the win on 86 minutes when Sam Lockley found the net having had a goal ruled out for offside moments earlier.

Rugby will now play Letchworth Garden City Eagles at home on Saturday, October 29 in the next round of the competition.

Borough boss Dan Carter said: “The  game for me was near perfect. The set-up that me and Kiel planned worked well and all credit to the lads for taking it onboard and implemented what was asked of them.

“That’s why we came away with the result, and it was fully deserved. We had the better possession, moved the ball well, and created better chances. Without the ball we worked hard to get back into shape and nullify the opposition.

“I personally felt the game was a free hit for us, with Leverstock being unbeaten in 3rd or 4th place in the league above, so it’s a massive win.

“Even better was the attitude and performance of the lads. We need to use this win as a springboard to push on and start to climb the table.”

Rugby are next in action against Wellingborough Whitworth TONIGHT (Wednesday, September 21) with kick-off at 7.45pm at Kilsby Lane.


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