Peterborough RUFC cracks down but Peterborough Lions concede home game, Oundle awarded late penalty

James Fear has the ball for Borough and Michael Hall supports in the win over Newbol-On-Avon. Photo: David Lowndes.

It’s two straight Regional Division 2 East wins on a Saturday for the City team now after the disappointment of a matchday one loss.

Borough made numerous squad changes for the game with Miguel Alves, Lance Charity, Josh Casbon, Ryan Morris, Tim Downer and Aram Jones.

But Borough scored two tries in the opening 10 minutes with Mooki Tshepo and James Fear dotting. Newbold used his heavy attacking pack to enter the match and fought back with 2 tries.

Ross Chamberlain (right) in action for Borough against Newbold-on-Avon. Photo: David Lowndes.

Borough was able to return Newbold’s kicks from long range and managed to score again with Willis Ingleby for a fine try to give Borough a slim 17-14 half-time lead.

Any thought of a close game was quickly put to rest as Borough slogged on in the second half, scoring another 6 tries to move into third place in the table. Willis Ingleby scored 2 of them to complete a hat-trick, while Tom Downer, Michael Hall, Ryan Morris and Doyle Gordon also crossed before the visitors claimed two late clearing tries.

The Peterborough Lions have conceded their home league game against Market Harborough. It is understood that a shortage of players caused the decision. The club has been asked for comment.

Derby scored a late penalty to beat Oundle 23-21 in a regional Midlands One clash at Occupation Road. Tries from Vernan Horne and Will Cardell had helped the hosts take a 21-15 lead.

Vernan Horne claims a try for Oundle against Derby. Photo: Kevin Goodacre

Charles P. Patton