BACUP BOROUGH -0- AFC LIVERPOOL-0
The goals might have been elusive in this game but it had everything but goals, in the end whilst either side could have clinched all three points I think a true reflection on the game that a share of the points was the right outcome.
Bacup Started well probably shading the possession stakes in the first half, the home side carved out a good early opportunity when Josh Walne won his battle before getting the ball wide into the path of Matthew Bryan who then produced a wonderful cross that any touch from the advancing Kyle Siddle would have resulted in a goal, the young striker was inches off connecting, Bacup Borough’s next real opportunity came as a result of a freekick which Josh Walne whipped into the Liverpool area from which Laquan Esdaille just failed to connect with an header, another great ball in from Mathew Bryan, this time the advancing Alex Mellor was inches off guiding the ball into the net.
There were very few Liverpool opportunities in the first half such was the solidarity of the Bacup defence, but when they did get beyond the Bacup rear guard Bacup’s keeper Peter Monteith was in fine form with a terrific save.
The second half was a more even affair in terms of possession has AFC Liverpool did give Bacup as much as Bacup did give to them, both sides were well and truly on top of their game in their respective defensive area’s, however late into the second half Peter Monteith pulled off a stunning double save off to keep his side in the game, whilst at the opposite end of the pitch Matthew Bryan from a deep position did break the Liverpool rear guard, he sprinted forward but surprisingly he took the ball too wide leaving a great opportunity of taking the lead pass him by, following this another excellent Bacup move this time involving Joel Gnabouyou Matthew Bryan and Michael Gervin who’s low shot brought the best out of the Liverpool keeper with him getting down low to avert what looked a certain goal,
The final quarter was frantic at both ends of the pitch, either side could have snatched it, but in the end an entertaining game with no goals did bring a share of the points.