Fine team display, but reserves exit cup

BOROUGH’S beleaguered reserves side put in a fine display against opposition from the division above, going down by the odd goal in five at home to Tempest United.

They found themselves on the back foot in the opening minutes and were lucky when an opposition shot crashed on to the crossbar.

But they gradually began to get their game together and dominated much of the first half going into the break with a 1 - 0 lead.

The goal came after left back Jamie Scott won the ball in the tackle and fed it to Dave Patrick.

He passed it to Jack Dungworth, who ran on and beat the keeper.

In the second half, Borough had to defend and were forced to concede an equaliser.

But from the restart the home side went in front again.

Steve Barker put Gaz Lawrence in but his shot was parried by the keeper and Patrick was on hand to fire in the bouncing ball.

It was end to end action so it was no surprise when the visitors grabbed a second equaliser, even though Elliott Gilford in the home goal pushed it on to one post and it bounced back and went in off the other post.

The keeper could do nothing about it however when he was caught out of his goal and the ball was lobbed over into the net for what turned out to be the winning goal.

There was still plenty of time for Borough to fight back. First captain Joe Hanson hit the crossbar and then Oliver Wood, who had come on for the second half, hit the post.

In the final seconds, Borough got a corner and Gilford went up from goal but was just unable to get a telling touch on the ball.

In a fine team performance, which brought praise from manager Craig Milnes. Hanson was man of the match.