Peterborough RUFC is out of the picture, but the Peterborough Lions are beaten
Borough gave away too many silly early penalties and Harborough managed to convert 3 to take a 9-0 lead.
The City team came back into the game and scored a well-structured try as Sam Cowell fought his way through. The home side fought back and scored their own well-worked converted try but Borough, now starting to find their rhythm, scored their second through Zac McClure to cut the deficit to 16-12 at half-time.
The second half was a repeat of last season’s game, with Borough not allowing Harborough to score again.
Byron Van Uden scored with a penalty to start the second half. With full-backs and forwards true to their attacking form, Borough went on to score two more tries.
Joe Andresen scored first after an attacking play halfway through, but James Fear’s final try was the pick of the pack as Willis Ingleby sliced through the opposing defense and found Mooki Tshepo in support. Tshepo then delivered a perfect cross kick for Fear to run in and score.
Van Uden took his time with the conversion to cut full time and a four bonus point win for Borough.
Happy head coach Shane Manning said: “It took us a while to get into the game but once we did we played great rugby.”
The borough welcomes fresh opposition to Newbold-on-Avon on Saturday.
The Peterborough Lions were beaten 47-0 at Lutterworth in their opening game in the same section.
Oundle lost 27-10 to Burton in Regional One Midlands.