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13th Aug, 2022

Borough signal intent with comfortable weekend victory

FOOTBALL: BOROUGH signaled their intent to the rest of the league with a two goal win over Caterpillar FC on Saturday.

Borough wasted no time in opening the scoring when Remae James latched onto a second minute through ball.

Showing great signs of strength, James shrugged off two defenders and headed the ball into the roof of the net.

Borough started to play their normal passing game which was hard to do on an uneven pitch, but with 15 minutes on the clock Ollie Chater headed the ball over from Connor Gamble’s boot.

Caterpillar rarely troubled Borough keeper Dan Flack before a strong strike from Adam Shaw inside the penalty area ensured the visitors doubled their lead.

Luke Pritchard and Ryan Byrne both worked hard in midfield to break up the Caterpillar attacks as the hosts struggled to find a way through.

Adam Shaw went close to adding Borough’s third goal shortly before half time when his strike went just wide following good build up play from Remae James.

Alex Winton replaced the injured Tim Orford moments into the second half.

Unlike the opening 45 minutes, the second half proved a scrappy affair as both teams struggled to keep possession.

Borough were reduced to ten men on 66 minutes when Ollie Chater was shown a red card.

Connor Gamble went on a great run down the right, from inside his own half, which ended in his cross just being deflected wide.

Despite being a man down, Borough were defending well with Kane Finney and Jamie Tank winning every ball in the air.

Caterpillar struggled to make any further clean cut chances and Dan Flack remained alert but unbothered in the Borough goal.

The visitors saw out the final minutes as the game ended 2-0.

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