Peterborough RUFC can improve on great win, Peterborough Lions hope for better availability

Peterborough RUFC coach Shane Manning addresses his players.

But he still believes there is plenty of room for improvement in his squad as they prepare to face new opponents Newbold-on-Avon at Fengate on Saturday (3pm).

Borough overcame a slow start and some early discipline issues before winning 25-16 at Harborough and picking up a bonus point for scoring four tries.

Manning said: “It took us a while to get into the game but once we did we played great rugby. We still have a few things to sort out like starting slowly, and also our discipline, but our attacking form was really good.

“Willis Ingleby is playing the best he has had since joining last season, as is Doyle Gordon.

“This week we face a tough challenge. We’ve never faced this team before, so we’ll try to get into our game from the first whistle.”

The Peterborough Lions opened their season at this level by dispatching a weakened side, including five colts, to a large and well-trained Lutterworth side that coasted home 47-0.

Lions chief Andy Moore said: “The naivety of young players will go away and their confidence will grow as the season goes on, and if the senior players can all be available at the same time, we might score a try or two!”

Oundle were beaten 27-10 at Burton in Regional One Midlands. They host Derby at Occupation Road on Saturday (2pm).

The Borough Women open their season with a cup tie against Mellish at Fengate on Sunday (2 p.m.

Charles P. Patton