Boro progress on ‘Road to Wembley’!
Boro welcomed Old Laurentian RFC to Cut Throat Lane this week in Round 2 of the Midlands Intermediate Cup.
Old Laurentians set at the top of Midlands 2 West South with 6 wins and 1 loss out of the 7 games played so would offer a tough challenge to a Boro team low on confidence after the last weeks.The 1st team saw a few changes with Tom Mair and Rob Owen starting on the wings.
The game kicked off and it rained and rained and rained and it was cold, so no notes were taken during the game! In the first half Boro conceded an early penalty but this was answered by a try from the rampaging Kyle Danns which was converted. This meant that Boro ended the first half with a 7v3 lead into the wind.
The second half saw tries from Steven Gall and Shaun Mackie, with Steven Gall pouncing on a kick and Shaun Mackie powering over from 10cm. Old Laurentians scored a try but couldn’t pull back Boro who ended up winning 17v8 and through to round 3.
Kyle Danns 1 try
Steven Gall 1 try
Shaun Mackie 1 try
Pete Vickers 1 con
A good win in appalling conditions against a team who’d not lost this season was a step in the right direction after back to back losses. After a good hard week on the training field the 1st team put right some of the wrongs of the previous weeks, there was a lot more conviction not only when making tackles but also at the set piece and when carrying the ball. This now needs to be backed up with another productive week on the training paddock (Wrenn School, astro 7:45 on Tues) and then Sat sees Boro travel to Peterborough who over the years have offered tough challenge.