FOOTBALL: Borough continue preparations with visit by Newcastle University on pre-season tour

Joe Taplin in Monday evening's game
Joe Taplin in Monday evening's game

Two goals for Adam Shaw in Kilsby Lane warm-up

PICTURES BY BRIAN DAINTY

Jamie Lewis

Jamie Lewis

Pre-season friendly

Rugby Borough FC 2

Newcastle University 5

Monday evening saw Borough host Newcastle University who are on a pre-season tour of their own.

Goalkeeper Dave Hazell

Goalkeeper Dave Hazell

Boro scored in the first minute for the second game in row with Adam Shaw slotting home after latching on to a through ball.

Boro extended their lead in the sixth minute with Shaw scoring his second goal after a good patient build up play.

Newcastle replied within three minutes with a nice tidy finish.

Boro were playing a more patient game and looking after the ball, but after 20 minutes Newcastle were starting to grow into the game themselves and equalised with a direct free kick from outside the box.

Tommy Berwick

Tommy Berwick

A lack of discipline let Newcastle take a grip of the rest of the first half, which saw them extend their lead further when a couple of defensive errors allowed the striker to hit home.

Newcastle scored again after Dave Hazell made a good save but the ball fell and the Newcastle striker tapped it home for 2-4 at half time.

Tommy Berwick saw his shot well saved early on in the second half, with Newcastle also going close with a miss from short range.

The Kilsby Lane side were again starting to pass the ball a little better in the second half, as both teams were getting longer spells of possession with the game being played at a slower pace.

Newcastle’s next attempt saw their player strike the bar from a free kick.

Shaw got close to a hat-trick with a long-range effort, and Hazell produced a great save, full length in mid-air to tip a shot onto the post.

Newcastle scored again late on wrap to up victory for the young side.

Borough starting 11: D Hazell, J Taplin, E Merritt, A Winton, J Finlay, N Wittham, G Mcgahey, L Pritchard, T Berwick, J Lewis, A Shaw.