Match Report: Rugby Borough FC vs Allexton & New Parks FC
10th October 2020
Rugby Borough FC (3) vs Alexston & New Parks FC (0)
On the 10th of October 2020, Borough welcomed last seasons table toppers Allexton & New Parks FC to Kilsby Lane looking to build on the previous weeks performance.
Borough chose to start the first half with a strong wind in their advantage. And they made a strong start when G Mcgahey nearly deceived the visitors keeper with a in-swinging free kick.
Borough were pressing high and fast tempo, which allowed them to regularly win back possession with ease. S Thompson nearly put Borough ahead but saw his header from A Webbs corner ruled out. The visitors keeper then made a double save from Bo Reilly and B West.
Borough dominated the possession in the first half but went into half time level at 0-0.
Borough came into the second half with new impetus and soon took a deserved lead in the 55th minute through a strike from just inside the box by G Webster. As Borough looked to extend their advantage, N Whittam then headed over from a corner at the far post.
G Webster and B West were then replaced by J Turton and C Macenroe as part of a tactical change.
As the opposition saw less ball possession, Borough began to take control of the game and were rewarded when C Macenroe extended boroughs lead with a well-executed volley at the far post following great link up down the right in which C Bromage, J Turton and B O Reilly were all involved.
From there on, it was all about managing the game for the remaining few minutes. And in the final moments of the game, G Mcgahey wrapped up the victory with great control and finish following a superb through ball from the impressive N Whittam.
Interviewed after the game, RBFC manager D Elliot said he was pleased with the result and the application and attitude the side have been showing in training.
In this game, the players showed they can play well against a physical side.
Dan also praised the way in which the squad is gelling; with a good balance of youth and experience. There may also be one or more new signings added to the squad in the coming weeks.
Man of the match
B O Reilly
1 – L Phelps
2 – C Bromage
3 – L Townsend
4 – A Webb
5 – N Whittam (C)
6 – S Thompson
7 – B O Reilly
8 – D Bolton
9 – B West
10 – G Webster
11 – G Mcgahey
12 – J Turton
14 – A Skidmore
15 – C Macenroe
16 – B Nicholson.
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