RUGBY Borough brushed aside Lutterworth Town Reserves to keep up their Leicestershire Senior League Division One title hopes.
The condition of the pitch after the recent bad weather made for a cautious start to the game, with both teams struggling with the bobbly surface.
However, Borough were first to produce a good move, resulting in Alex Webb having his shot deflected wide.
Gerard McGahey had a moment of triumph dashed shortly after when his attempt to put Borough ahead was ruled out for offside.
The Lutterworth keeper soon found himself on the end of Ryan Byrne’s free kick, saving it with a low level manoeuvre but within a few moments the action changed ends.
This time it was Borough keeper Ashley Bodycote’s turn, producing a superb save from the Lutterworth striker.
After 35 minutes Borough finally opened the scoring with a well-deserved goal from Ollie Chater who tapped it home at the far post from Jamie Paye’s flicked ball.
Four minutes later Mcgahey calmly slotted another home, after deceiving the keeper and two defenders with superb footwork, again from Paye’s assisted ball.
Paye then went on to make his own attempt from a Luke Pritchard cross but headed it wide as the first half concluded.
Lutterworth came out after the break determined to find the visiting team’s net and made a good effort to do so early on, hitting the post after Borough lost possession deep in their own half.
But the next goal was not to be theirs as Chater made it 3-0 to Borough.
Chater was replaced by Luke McDonald as Borough looked for more goals.
And with Kane Finney and Jamie Tank winning every header at the back restricting Lutterworth’s attacks, it was only a matter of time.
The fourth came after 67 minutes but through an own goal as the home side’s keeper was beaten by particularly bad patch of turf from as back pass.
Ten minutes later Paye topped off his impressive display with a well-deserved goal, hitting home from Byrne’s pass as the keeper came off his line to close him down.
A scrappy last 15 minutes ended the match as Borough put three more points on the board to cement their place at the top the table.