The Bacup Manager Brent Peters had this to say “ With the game evenly balanced at the break, it is evident to see, the fact we lost our goal keeper proved to be a major factor in this result, this said I must congratulate Holker by the way they were clinical on all of their finishes, equally has we were with the strike by Trey Baldwin Willis and Matthew Bryan, Peters added “ Losing Nick Sharples at this stage of the season what has turned out to be a fractured Chest Bone is just another blow on top of all of the other blows we have encountered, Peters went on “ despite the fact Nick was struggling to breathe and has you can imagine in ridiculous pain, he remarkably carried on until half time, that shows bravery and commitment for the cause which Nick must be applauded for, Peters fumed about the way this injury did manifest itself when he said this “ once again we had possession, once again a midfield player taking far too many touches, once again the same player with no picture of where his next pass is going, gets caught in possession, the opposition break, the keeper has to make a brave attempt at the feet of the advancing player and now he is injured and out for the seasons through bad play on his team mates part” Peters added “ I would rather talk about two boys in defender Oliver Crew and striker Louis Holding both having stepped up from our under eighteen youth set up, for me on this night both boys became men for varying reasons, Oliver replaced Captain Adrian Bellamy to put in a masterful performance that some of the other players need to learn from, nothing spectacular, nothing complicated, the boy did his job of defending and defending masterfully, then there is Louis Holding who is a striker, once our keeper was in trouble the boy impressed all, by the confidence the boy showed in volunteering to take over from our injured keeper, Louis is a confident talented lad which will take him a long way in his football career, I was immensely proud of both boys on the night and without doubt, whilst there was a lot going against us, these two boys were truly the highlight of a disappointing evening for many various reasons “
Bacup Borough 2- Holker Old Boys 5
MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL PROVES COSTLY FOR BOYANT BACUP
Bacup Borough and Bacup Borough produced some amazing football on Monday at the Brian Boys West View Stadium but it proved to be a costly night for the home side, first of all a car with three players broke down on their way into the game from Manchester, then with this being one of many re arranged games on an unfamiliar night at West View, the gate was well down, but those that stayed away, certainly missed a game with terrific entertainment value, then ten minutes into the game the Bacup Captain Adrian Bellamy was forced to leave the pitch due to sickness and was replaced by Oliver Crew making only his second start having progressed from the clubs under eighteen team, Manager Brent Peters was highly delighted with what the youngster produced on such a difficult night for the club, if the performance of Oliver was a plus, Bacup were suffered another blow when the Bacup stopper suffered a terrible injury which turned out to be a fractured chest bone, whilst the brave Nick Sharples carried on to the break with the score at 2-2 no way could he come out for the second half, with no substitute Goal keeper on the bench, another promising youngster from Bacup’s under 18s striker Louis Holding volunteered to take up the goal keeping shirt in the second half, this was a brave decision for the young player who showed terrific confidence.
The second half got underway, given the circumstances Bacup found themselves in, it was always going to be a tough second half, this proved the case when on forty eight minutes following a free kick at the edge of the Bacup box, the young stand in keeper confidently came out to collect but got bullied losing grip of the ball which was struck into the net, there must be a question why no one had reverted back onto the line in order for this eventuality to clear, following this, experienced left back Rees Welsh following a conversation with his Manager Brent Peters took over in goal this allowing Louis to progress up front into his naturel position, whilst two more goals followed for Holker, Bacup themselves were extremely unlucky themselves when Josh Walne struck the ball goal bound only to see what would have been an incredible goal come back off the upright, this the story of the home sides night, an evening from the off which brought no breaks at all.