Bor­ough draw after much im­proved show­ing


The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Bor­ough­turne­d­i­na­muchim­proved dis­play on their open­ing day­de­feat­byOadby(14-10) to draw 15-15 at Oakham in Mid­lands East Di­vi­sion Two (South).

In fact, they were dis­ap­pointed to only draw as they led by seven points with only three min­utes re­main­ing and debu­tant Lewis Hall hit the post with a penalty with the last kick of the game.

Two other debu­tants in a much-changed Bor­ough lineup - Michael Bean and Ben Hig­ton - both ac­quit­ted them­selves well.

In the­same­di­vi­sion, Stam­ford won24-19 at Mar­ket Har- bor­ough­but­newly-pro­moted Oundle suf­fered an­other de­feat. They­lost33-18atOldLau­ren­tians de­spite a sparkling man-of-the-match dis­play by back row player Robb Shin­gles.

In Mid­lands Di­vi­sion Four East (South), Deep­ing proved too good for Stam­ford Col­lege Old Boys, win­ning 24-12 with tries through Luke Whitby, Gareth Sil­ver­wood, Michael Wain­wright and Dom Pea­cock, while Bourne thumped Bed­ford Swifts 53-0 with Sam Thorn­burn­scor­ing­four­tries. hon­ours in the big lo­cal veter- ans derby.

They beat Peter­bor­ough Jug­gers 42-12 with num­ber eight Dun­can Davies claim­ing a hat-trick of tries.

Chris Platt, Ja­son Monoghan and Andy McGe­own also had great games for the Monks but the man-ofthe-match award was­given to BenRichard­son­forhis­li­ne­out supremacy and his ex­cel­lent work around the park.

Stam­ford, Spald­ing, Oundl e, Deep­ing, Thor­ney and Bourne are all in­volved in na­tional cup com­pe­ti­tions on Satur­day. Bor­ough have a bye and are with­out a game.

Bor­ough scrum-half Harry Roe at­tempts to grab an Oakham op­po­nent.

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