Injuries spoil reserves efforts

THE scoreline belied the effort of Borough’s second string, who led until just before half-time, when two quick goals sent them in trailing 2 - 1.

They opened the scoring on 20 minutes when Dave Kaye chipped the goalkeeper after good work by Ben Sutcliffe.

As the break approached though they were caught twice. First a visiting forward beat the offside trap to fire home and then they lost out to a goal on the rebound after keeper Ryan Higginbotham had parried a fierce shot.

They came out strong in the second half and got an early goal with Sutcliffe volleying in after the keeper had punched the ball out.

After that injuries played a major role. Three players had to leave the field and be replaced, while a fourth hobbled for the rest of the match.

The visitors took advantage and goals came thick and fast. The final score was 7-2.

But it was a good effort from Borough with keeper Higginbotham, James Hardman and youngster Matthew Ormerod having fine games.