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Borbury Boys show their prowess in 5-0 triumph over Articlave

Borbury FC – 5. Articlave FC – 0

(C&DL Morning Division 1 – Saturday 21st October 2023)

A return to league fixtures lay ahead for the Borbury, with a two-week mid-season break, leaving the boys eager to continue their rich vein of form following a statement victory versus league leaders, Bushmills.

The game kicked off in the wake of Storm Babet, with harsh conditions still lingering.  Borbury were off to a quick start, immediately applying pressure on the Articlave defence, resulting in a corner around 5 minutes.  The usual suspect, Fergal McGuigan, rose highest and steered home an early chance to give Borbury the lead early on.

Despite the early advantage, Borbury displayed no intention of easing off, in what would become a bombardment of attacks on a stubborn Articlave defence.  Finally, a breakthrough occurred when James O’Connor delivered a sumptuous cross, that fell to the feet of the marauding right back, Jack Heron, who caught the ball on a half volley to double Borbury’s advantage before half time.

Once again, Borbury keen to persevere, continued to kick on.  The Borbury front-trio of Logan Farrelly, Martin Mackle and Euan McBride, combined instinctively to form a chance.  McBride delivered a delicate cross to the rampant Diamond, who made no mistakes with a beautiful finish into the bottom corner, provided turned scorer for the midfield maestro. 3-0, half-time.

Borbury once again, came out of the blocks fast. The midfield presence of Eoin McAuley and Finn Diamond, put a chokehold on the Articlave midfield, leaving their attacking presence to be few and far between. Mackle latched on to a late ball and slipped McBride through who was taken down after rounding the keeper, resulting in a penalty. McBride dispatched the penalty to extend Borbury’s advantage.

The reliable Caolan Donnelly and O’Connor, were ever present in the Borbury defence and formed a key part in allowing the attacking pressure to be contained.

Borbury manager, Marcus McGuigan, introduced a few tactical changes with John McAllister, Aaron Murray, Kelan Meharg, Illan McGuigan and Ronan McKenna all introduced.  Diamond’s dancing feet led to yet another Borbury penalty, with Birthday Boy, Meharg stepping up and rifling the ball into the top corner for his first goal for the club. 5-0.

A promising performance for the Borbury Boys as they continue on in their league campaign. A day with little to do for Borbury’s Jack Conway, and a clean sheet for the lads.  Best of Luck to Articlave for the rest of the season.

Next up for Borbury is Upperlands FC away in the S&S Shield on Saturday 28th October.  A mention of gratitude & thanks to the Borbury supporters who cheered on the Boys. 

Thanks also to this season’s primary sponsors Promould Limited and LJs Tavern with a special mention to the Brackagh Quarry Wind Farm Community Fund whose funding has been contributed immeasurably to procuring new training equipment that has bolstered training sessions.

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