RUGBY Borough got back to winning ways with a resounding 5-0 victory over Kirby Muxloe in the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division.
The win for Borough was the perfect tonic following their disappointing FA Vase exit at the hands of Bustleholme the previous weekend.
Two new faces were among the Borough ranks for the clash against Kirby, with Connor Tallett joining from Coventry Copsewood and Jac Redhead stepping up from Rugby Town Juniors’ U18 side.
Borough took the lead after just two minutes when the unmarked Tallett poked home from Adam Shaw’s cross.
Seven minutes later Borough extended their advantage, with Shaw going clean through and slotting under the advancing Kirby keeper.
With barely 12 minutes on the clock it was 3-0 as Harry Sawyer chipped into an empty net.
Borough added their fourth in the 44th minute, with Shaw curling home a left-footed shot from just outside the area.
There was still time for the hosts to bag goal number five before the interval, this time debutant Redhead got in on the act.
The second period proved to be a non-event with all the goals used up in the opening 45 minutes, although Kirby did go down to ten men following a robust challenge on Jordan Moore.
Borough manager Joe Conneely said: “We were excellent in the first half and put the game to bed by half-time.
“We controlled the game from start to finish but let our standards slip in the second half.
“We didn’t move the ball quick enough and let them soak up the pressure we were trying to put on with relative ease without creating too many chances.”
Borough travel to Dedsford on Saturday.