21st Jan, 2020

Ten-man Borough buoyant with an away point

Ben Tyler 19th Feb, 2019

TEN-MAN Rugby Borough claimed a point at fifth placed Barlestone St Giles at the weekend, a result which keeps them four points clear at the top of the league.

Weather conditions proved difficult and were unkind to attacking football being played.

But despite this, Borough worked the ball well down the right-wing through Jack Taylor and Adam Shaw, before Brandon Oddy was picked out and allowed the room to test the keeper.

Kane Finney headed over from a promising position, but their task was made all the more difficult when Shaw received a straight red card.

Despite this, the visitors edged the better chances in the game and dominated possession, but were unable to make their control of the ball count.

Luke Pritchard had a sighter fly over the bar, when he struck from distance following a poor goal-kick out from the keeper.

It was a dramatic finale to the game, when Barlestone had a man sent-off with five minutes remaining to level the numbers on the field, before clattering the bar with a volley lobbed against the woodwork.

Considering the circumstances, Rugby will view the point as one gained after being a man short for the majority of the game.

They hope to extend their lead at the top after a two week break from action, when visiting Saffron Dynamo on Saturday 9th March (3pm).

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