Bacup Borough Football Club
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MANAGER REACTION:

Following Bacup Boroughs progression into the quarter final of the League Cup I spoke to Manager Brent Peters who had this to say

“  I am delighted for the boys that they have progressed into the quarter final of this cup competition, however I would not be doing my job if I do not give an honest assessment when asked, the fact you are asking me, I will tell you truthfully that we  got ourselves out of jail, Peters added “ I have on several occasions stated we have an excellent young talented squad, however has my Coach David Felgate said to the boys just before they entered the pitch, he quoted “ Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn’t work hard  “ to be honest that basically summed up our afternoon, we had the talent but in a lot of instances our talent did not work has hard has that of Barnton our visitors, Peters added” credit where credit is due our opponents

May not have possessed the talent we have, however they worked extremely hard in pressing us all over the pitch which caused us some problems, Peters added “ given the opportunities that came their way there is no doubt they will have been wondering how on earth they lost this tie including penalties from which they had at one stage a 3-1 advantage, Peters went on “ I must give surmounting credit to our Goal Keeper Harry Turner who once again when we needed him, the boy was focussed enough to massively play his part, at 2-2 in normal time on more than one occasion he produced vital one v one saves and in the Penalty shoot out at a time when they just had to score to go through, he pulled off a good save from an equally well struck spot kick, Our Captain Adrian Bellamy put in a top leaders performance, scoring our equaliser and converting his spot kick, I also must credit Anthony Hall who played throughout in absolute pain with Toothache but this did not stop the boy producing a piece of individual brilliance and an excellent finish to get us on level terms after Barnton had opened the scoring disappointingly having gone through our midfield unopposed and being left to run at the heart of our defence, certainly not acceptable, equally it was Anthony Hall that put in a quality ball for Adrian Bellamy to finish to take the tie to penalties, I would also like to give all the boys that put themselves forward to take a spot kick credit, Michael Gervin, Darcy O’Connor, Adrian Bellamy all had pressure kicks and did well with positive finishes, given we had clawed our way back from the jaws of defeat the real pressure penalty was left to Laquan Esdaille who just could not afford to miss, this was the kick that would see us through, Laquan finished with an excellent strike and real composure, for that he also comes out with tremendous credit, along also with his contribution in the ninety minutes.

Peters finished by saying “ over the past few seasons We have lost some good people that have passed, people that were close to Bacup Borough, today they must have been watching down on us with kindness, has we certainly rode our luck  on more than one occasion “