FOOTBALL: Cup quarter-final for Borough at Kilsby Lane on Monday

League win over Ellistown with super seven strikes

Wednesday, 28th November 2018, 4:38 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th January 2019, 9:01 pm
Jamie Paye

PICTURES BY BRIAN DAINTY

Rugby Borough hosted Ellistown FC on Saturday, knowing a win would take them level on points with leaders Thurnby Rangers, in the Leicester Senior League Premier Division.

Ollie Chater

After 22 minutes Ollie Chater curled a lovely ball over the keeper into the roof of the net from the corner of the 18-yard box.

The lead grew just six minutes later after a great play down the left between Chater and Sam Beasley, who squared the ball for Josh Turton to score. Ellistown then produced their first attempt on goal, with a shot just wide from inside the box. With 33 minutes on the clock Beasley made it 3-0 from a nice cushioned volley into the far corner. Early in the second half Jamie Paye converted a penalty to make it 4-0.

Paye scored his second, and Borough’s fifth goal, tapping home a Tommy Glasscoe cross from Luke Pritchard’s pass. Ellistown scored a consolation in the 77th minute to deny Borough a clean sheet.

Borough responded with two more goals in the last 10 minutes, both scored by Pritchard for a final score of 7-1.

Sam Beasley

Borough play their Coventry Charity Cup quarter final at home on Monday night (December 3) against Coventry Plumbing FC kick off 7.45pm at Kilsby Lane.

Luke Pritchard
Josh Turton