POOL put in another good display against top two opposition for the second consecutive week, but lost 3-2 at to Boroughbridge on Saturday.

Despite a lethargic start and a defensive error giving against their West Yorkshire League Division One opponent the lead, Pool produced some good football, generally defended well and creating chances.

Pool deservedly equalised early in the second half when Jamie Algar was put clear and battled well to maintain his advantage before coolly putting his shot past the advancing keeper.

A fine save by keeper Andy Doey kept the scores level until he was called on again for a one-on-one against the Boroughbridge forward midway inside his own half.

Unfortunately, the striker got the first touch and was able to advance on an open goal.

A penalty then gave the visitors a two-goal cushion before Algar struck again, this time forcing home an excellent free-kick from Josh Wagstaff to set up an interesting final ten minutes.

Pool went all out for the point they deserved, but time ran out, the defeat leaving them perilously close to the relegation zone.

That said, two excellent performances against the top two teams can only give them confidence to do the necessary when they take on the teams around them in the league.

This Saturday Pool entertain neighbours Otley Town in the Wharfedale Cup kicking off at 1.30pm.

Meanwhile, Pool Reserves travelled to Boroughbridge to take on their reserves, and lost 2-0 despite another accomplished performance.