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Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters Spoke following the double header Bank Holiday weekend fixture when he had this to say “ It is a great shame we could not at least have made it four out of six points on this double header Bank Holiday weekend, our performance on Saturday was such we was always in control of, to this end getting the three points was fully justified equally the introduction of Ben Boyne making his debut added just what I felt we was short of in the team, a leader of the front line that is prepared to do the work for the team’s cause out of possession, equally Ben got his rewards, a brace for all of his hard work, so I am pleased, Peters added “ has much as I was pleased with Saturday, I was disappointed with certain aspects of our game at Liverpool, I felt we was three weeks off in midfield, if I was a betting man I do think that two of my midfield players had a run out on Sunday, if this is proved to be right it is madness, for all of the will in the world no player can play at the top of their games in back to back games Saturday, Sunday & Monday, Peters added “ at this moment I have not got enough evidence to say they have but having witnessed just how much the players in question was off in that area of the pitch, not tracking runners, not going tight, allowing them to pick us off, it seemed to me to be exactly the reason why we were off, however that apart with an half time tweak of things we did give it a good go in the second half, with this we almost did get ourselves a valuable away point from the game which I really felt we did deserve to get, Peters added “ we also went down to ten men when Darcy was given a second yellow card, but if the match official gives the decision immediately prior for handball, that second yellow does not happen, instead it would have been a free kick to us, it is fine margins, now we are going to be losing two influential midfield players following two sending offs in a week, both coming when the official’s in question have not carried their jobs to the letter of the law. Peters finished by saying “ despite Liverpool going into a 3-1 lead, we did more than enough in the second half with belief, work rate, endeavour to have come away with something, we did get it back to 3-2, however I actually thought we had secured a point when in injury time a terrific Ben Boyne header which was under the bar but the official ruled it had not crossed the line, I think VAR would have told him different “