Another good display to end Borough’s season

Borough ended their league season with another fine team performance.

They came away from Kendal with a draw, although it could easily have been a victory and manager John Gilford thought they deserved it against the team that finished third in the league and just missed out on promotion.

Borough played good footbal throughout and took the lead after 10 minutes through Oliver Wood, who has regained his scoring touch.

He broke on the left and cut inside before firing past the keeper.

Borough were passing the ball about well but after 30 minutes they were dispossessed at the back and punished for it with the equalising goal.

Other than that, stand-in goalkeeper Daniel Lively was not called upon to make a major save and the scores were level at the break.

In the second half Borough continued to play some good football and created plenty of chances to win it.

Wood, Dean Farry and Harry Whitehead had the best chances, but could not get the ball in the net.

It brought a good end to Borough’s season although in the end they did not win anything.

Great expectations earlier in the season were dashed in the period after Christmas, before form was regained at the end.

“It’s a long gruelling season with a lot of travelling, but that’s what you have to accept if you want to play at a good standard,” said Gilford.

Now he and his team are looking towards next season.

“We’re definitely looking to push the club forward both on and off the field,” he said.

l BOROUGH’S reserves also finished off the season in great style with a 5 - 2 home victory over Milnthorpe Corinthians.

Manager Craig Milnes is hoping he can keep his team together for next season and was full of praise for Terry Lowe, who hit four of his side’s five goals.

Ben Whitham got the ball rolling for Borough and Lowe added two more to give them a 3 - 0 lead at half-time.

In the second half however they relaxed and allowed the visitors to get back into the game with two goals.

But Borough got back into their stride and Lowe relieved the tension with his final two goals to end the season with a flourish.