Bor­ough look­ing to build on a draw at Oakham


The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

Bor­ough will be look­ing to record their first win of the sea­son­whenen­ter­tain­ingOld Lau­ren­tians fromCoven­tryin a Mid­lands East Di­vi­sion Two (South) clash at Fen­gate on Saturday (3pm).

Bor­ough turned in a dom­i­nant dis­play at Oakham last time out but had to set­tle for a 15-15 draw af­ter be­ing de­nied in the fi­nal minute when a penalty struck the post and bounced back into play.

Head coach Lee Adam­son said: “We were bit­terly dis­ap­pointed not to win that one. Sport­can­be­cru­el­some­times.

“Old Lau­ren­tians are un­beaten and we ac­knowl­edge they will be a tough nut to crack. But there were many pos­i­tives to take fromthe per­for­mance at Oakham and we are im­prov­ing ev­ery time we take to the field.”

Skip­per John Thompson could re­turn to the squad af­ter in­jury.

It will be a big day down at Fen­gate with a vice-pres­i­dents lunch, four teams (1sts, 2nds, 3rd­sandA­cademy) play­ing at home, and a sold-out Quiz Night tak­ing place in the evening.

Bor­ough will hold a mo­ment of ap­pre­ci­a­tion be­fore Saturday’s matches in cel­e­bra­tion of the life of Fi­jian Sa­vanaca Kokoibulileka, who trag­i­cally lost his life last week­end while play­ing for Oakham. Full-back­Jack­Ber­rya­massed 23pointsasBournebeat­Oller­ton 58-7 in the RFU Ju­nior Vase.

He scored a try, kicked six out of eight conversions and slot­ted two penal­ties as Bourne made it five wins on the trot.

Deepin­gal­so­pro­gressedto the next round thanks to a 2217 win at Skeg­ness. Oun­dle were pipped by lo­cal ri­vals Spald­ing in the RFU In­ter­me­di­ate Cup.

A first win of the sea­son looked to be on for the Northamp­ton­shire side as they hit the front (18-17) with a Saad Sait try in the 70th minute.

But­three­minutes­fromthe endSamCow­ellscored­froma li­ne­out 10 me­tres out to nick the tie for Spald­ing 22-18.

Stam­ford join Spald­ing in the next round af­ter a 31-29 win over Ne­wark.

Saad Sait at­tacks for Oun­dle against Spald­ing.

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