Bor­ough start with re­venge on the minds

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - World Of Sport -

Bor­ough will be at­tempt­ing to put the record straight when they kick off their Mid­lands Divi­sion Two East ( South) cam­paign against Oadby at Fen­gate on Satur­day (3pm).

The Le­ices­ter­shire side twice in­flicted de­feats on Bor­ough last sea­son - 19-5 away and 36-8 at home - and went on to fin­ish fourth.

Bor­ough, who spent much of the 2015-2016 cam­paign hov­er­ing above the rel­e­ga­tion trap­door for a sec­ond sea­son run­ning, even­tu­ally fin­ished sev­enth.

They’ll be look­ing to do so much bet­ter this time round and pre-sea­son signs have been en­cour­ag­ing.

Head coach Lee Adam­son said :“The hard work has been done and now it’s time to put all the time and ef­fort into prac­tice and ev­ery­one at the club can’t wait for the ac­tion to be­gin. Ev­ery­one is buzzing.

“It has been a highly ex­cit­ing and pro­duc­tive sum­mer at the club with se­nior train­ing num­bers high, and com­pe­ti­tion for the 18 jer­seys avail­able will go right down to the last train­ing ses­sion this week.

“The club con­tin­ues to at­tract new play­ers and some of those have put them­selves in con­tention for se­lec­tion this week­end.

“What can be promised is a Bor­ough side that is well pre­pared and de­ter­mined to build on the good re­sults achieved at the end of last sea­son.”

The side will once a gain be skip­pered by John Thomp­son, as­sisted by Stu­art Day and Ste­fan Gal­lucci as joint vice-cap­tains.

Club vice-chair­man Archie Ben­nett added: “I am re­ally pleased with the way things have pro­gressed over the sum­mer.

“I sense a good at­mos­phere among the play­ers and coaches. It is go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing sea­son with some nice lo­cal der­bies to look out for along the way. They are good for lo­cal rugby.”

Oun­dle and Stam­ford are both in­volved in Mid­lands Divi­sion Two East (South) this sea­son.

Ac­tion from Bor­ough’s last league game - a 93-7 win over Le­ices­ter For­est.

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