MANAGER REACTION: Disappointment at Vase Exit

Following Saturdays exit from the FA Vase, the Bacup Manager Brent Peters had this to say “ The fact that we have failed to progress in this seasons FA Vase Competition is not only a real disappointment to myself but by the reaction of my senior players following the game in the confines of our changing rooms it most certainly hurt them also, Peters added “ there can be no excuses, this was a national competition that offers prize money to the winners along the way, the rewards were great for the club but also the rewards can be good for the players with the ultimate prize being Wembley Stadium, yet certain situations that unfolded which ultimately resulted in goals, were scored because certain players failed to do enough in isolated situations to prevent the goals happening, Peters said “ even my two most experienced and reliable defenders that have been solid this season messed up in the opening minutes to gift Remyca an early lead, this said I have to question why when this situation unfolded it was at the top of the buy line that other players did not put themselves on the line in order to pull their team mates out of the mess they had got themselves in, this in itself disappointed me because no way that should have resulted in a goal position the breach started, Peters went on” when we got the equaliser through Michael Gervin we were very much in this contest so much so by the way we was playing I felt confident it would be us going in the hat for the next round, however what I did not legislate for was when Remyca forced a second half corner and my keeper seemed to lose concentration by pleading with the Referee for protection, claiming an infringement on him when the ball was delivered and following a reverse header towards goal he was not set right, although he did get an hand to the effort but could not keep the ball out of the net, Peters added “ I am convinced had he stayed focussed and give has much back he would have kept that ball out, it was from this moment very quickly our Vase dream was smashed when they got themselves two more goals in quick succession, Peters went on “ another disappointment has a Manager was the fact I made positive substitutions with another two strikers entering the field of play in order to get us back into the game, but when they fail to pick up the pace of the game and fail to get their basic’s right leaving potential good attacking opportunities too easily breaking down, then the subs turned out to be a negative rather than a positive and based on that in hind sight I maybe should not have brought them on, at the time it was the right thing to do but sadly they gave us nothing, Peters finished by saying “ every credit to Litherland Remyca when opportunities presented themselves they was clinical, but once their second goal went in, we has a group drifted disappointingly further away from securing anything from this game “

MATCH REPORT: Bacup Vs Remyca FA Vase

Bacup 1-4 Litherland Remyca

Borough bow out of the FA Vase after defeat against Premier Division Side

By Matthew Lawson


Ahead of the eagerly anticipated FA Vase tie Boro Manager Brent Peters was forced into changes due to a number of injuries in the camp.

He handed full debuts to Defender Liam Simm and Forward Micah Evans. Evans who came off the bench last week to set up Holding for his goal against Chadderton.

Remyca were ahead after Two minutes, not the start Peters’ side would have wanted. The goal came following some wide play from the Remyca forward who turned and beat Esdaille for pace on the byline, he came inside and put it on a plate for Colin Quirk who tapped home from close range.

Borough almost had an instant reply, great build up play from the kick off saw Josh Walne burst down the right and played in Micheal Gervin who’s first time shot was scuffed and was easy enough for the goalkeeper.

Bacup were back on level terms midway through the first half, it was sloppy defending from the visitors and an error from the Goalkeeper allowed Michael Gervin to stroke home from the edge of the box as the Keeper was out of position and could do nothing about it. 1-1

That’s how the first half ended, neither side went close in the last 20 minutes of the first half as they went in to the half time break with the scores level at 1-1

Ten minutes into the second half Remyca retook the lead in this cup tie, a header from a corner beat a seemingly unset Monahan in the Borough Goal.

With 25 minutes remaining Borough were in the search of another equaliser, Peters had made two attacking changes but it was the visitors who found the back of the net for a third time.

There was still time for a 4th Remyca goal as Jevons managed to fire past Monahan high into the roof of the net from close range.


That was that for Bacup’s FA Vase run as the were knocked out by Litherland Remyca, attention now re focuses onto the league, they face Lower Breck away. It was a tight 0-0 stalemate when the two sides met at the Westview last month, let’s hope Borough can get back to winning ways and get another 3 points on the board.