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Match Report: Bacup Borough v Cammell Laird 1907

Bacup Borough 0 – 1 Cammell Laird 1907

Bacup Borough suffered their first defeat of the season following a thirty eighth minute penalty which seemed harsh to say the least, the visitors who from the first whistle were very much on the front foot putting the Bacup rear guard to the test for long periods of the first half, this was mainly has a result of the Bacup Midfield not able to get to grips with their counterparts in the centre of the park, for long periods Cammel Lairds Thomas Brian just sat in front of the Lairds defence, always in space, constantly pulling the strings with intelligent quality balls which most certainly was constantly putting the Bacup rear guard to the test, had Bacup of seen this half out without conceding a goal considering the pressure they were encountering they would have done well, with only seven minutes to go to the break their resolve was finally broken when what seemed like a Cammell Laird striker leaning into Bacup’s young on loan defender Markell Foulds, from this the Referee ruled Markell had his hand in the strikers back, most certainly an harsh decision to say the least but the penalty was awarded and converted, was this goal deserved? Yes has Lairds had been knocking on the door for long periods of the half, was it a penalty? most certainly cheap to say the least, however, it was no surprise that at the half time break the Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters made his first change bringing on experienced Striker Matthew Barlow to counteract the service coming from Lairds Thomas Brian, Barlow replaced Davison Banda, Bacup, whilst not as fluent has in previous games, never the less they were much more improved than they were in the first half, Manager Brent Peters soon made his second substitution bringing off Josh Walne and replacing him with Benjamin Rhodes, with almost Rhodes first touch did bring some good link up play with Matthew Barlow resulting in a good effort on goal, Bacup were at this stage seeing a lot of the ball but constantly their midfield pairing of Collinson and Constantine would fail when it mattered in producing that quality final ball which would have opened up Lairds defence, it was most certainly not one of their better afternoons which probably explains why Bacup could not find that all elusive goal to get them back on level terms, with ten minutes remaining Peters introduced his third substitute, another striker in Tre-Carmichael Baldwin -Willis, replacing midfield player James Constantine, with four strikers now on the pitch in an effort to salvage at least one point Bacup did give it a good go and perhaps could look back reflecting it was never going to be their day, especially when Tre-Carmichael collected the ball with his back to goal, turned and faced up before letting go a terrific strike which was inches wide of the post, further half chances came Bacup Borough’s way but with Cammell Laird back in numbers determined to hang onto their slender one goal lead, it was never going to be Bacup Borough’s day.
Bacup Team. Josh Harris, Markell Foulds, Adrian Bellamy, Conor Porter, Anthony Hall, Davison Banda ( Matthew Barlow) Elliott Collinson, James Constantine ( Tre-Carmichael Baldwin-Willis) Josh Walne ( Benjamin Rhodes) Wayne Morrison, Matthew Bryan.