Mar 27, 2015, 12:20 am
NO REWARD FROM A DISAPPOINTING PERFORMANCE
A visit to your main promotion rivals is not the ideal time to turn in the most sub-standard of performances and the price was duly paid in an odd goal in three defeat. No Borough player enhanced his reputation - quite the opposite in some cases, Borough had the benefit of taking a 9th minute lead through Dean Fenton courtesy of a Bowers & Pitsea keeper's misjudgement but later in the half he redeeemed himself with a point blank save of a well struck close range Rakim Richards effort. Sadly, Borough never managed to test him again. But in the second half the wind made a great difference and the home side threatened right from the start. Their 57th minute equaliser came direct from a long range free kick by Vincent Durrant which should really have been headed clear and not allowed to bounce and rise into the top corner of the net. When Dan Gudgeon's indiscipline a few minute's later saw him race across unnecessarily to join in a melee and collect a red card Borough were up against it with Bowers dominating in terms of possesion but creating few clear cut chances except the winner put away in the 82nd minute by Rob Whitnell. Borough remain 2nd, one point behind Barking but with 4 games in hand with Bowers & Pitsea in 3rd place 15 points behind but with three games in hand.