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12 Sign As Boro Tackle Fixture Backlog

Dougie Shaw after winning the FA Carlsberg Vase

With just over one month remaining before the end of the season Bacup Borough FC have fifteen games left to play, having just had their fifth postponement in a row. Manager Brent Peters is taking nothing for granted with his squad ahead of the 5pm registration deadline today where he has signed no fewer than twelve players on, these on top of an already strong squad. The signings include Former AFC Fylde successful captain Dougie Shaw (left). Dougie had many successful years with the Fylde club, none more so than lifting the FA Vase at Wembley. Matthew Hampson who was a member of last season’s Challenge Cup winning side has also signed on the dotted line. Matthew has not been able to commit due to work on Saturdays but he will be a valuable asset to the squad for the back to back mid week games which are going to come. Also coming in are four more players that are no strangers to Bacup Borough: Jon Stephenson (the striker comes in as cover from Glossop, although he has been scoring regularly for Walshaw Sports), Matthew Kemp defender, Lynton James and also Bacup born Nicky Taylor who was a member of the Bacup Championship winning and challenge cup winning team to whom also won at that time back to back North West Counties League Player of the year awards. Manager Brent Peters introduced Nicky into the Bacup Borough first team at the age of sixteen years old.

Other players include Daniel Coleman from Stacksteads St Joseph’s, Goalkeeper William Allman, Michael Davies centre back, Aaron Briggs centre forward from Oldham Hulmanians, Jamie Brownhill defender from Dukinfield Town.
Manager Brent Peters also wanted it pointing out that some of these players will continue to play for their respective clubs but have signed on at Bacup as cover only. As a final bit of security as was the case last season when Manager Brent Peters was forced into the action on the last day of the season against Winsford, I am told once again Peters has got himself on a form, so all in all once the last of the snow and ice melt, it will be all systems go with what seems a big experienced squad to tackle the horrendous task ahead.