MANAGER REACTION: ‘Coming towards the end of 2018’

Following the victory against Carlisle City, I spoke to the Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters who had this to say.

“  Coming towards the end of 2018 I have plenty of reasons to be cheerful, the first being at the conclusion of the previous season to the start of this season the emergence of young talent from our Youth structure to whom these boys the likes of Oliver Crew, Louis Holding, Ben Rhodes, Isaac Curness, Kyle Brooks & Harrison Leach have all made the progression to be regular’s in the first team squad, this has been achieved not only by the fact they are talented boys but talent alone will not get you where you want to be, what will help them along  with their talent is hard work  and dedication coupled with a strong mentality, these boys have proved those ingredients,  Peters added” Young Kyle Brooks at seventeen is doing exceptionally well, the fact Kyle got the winning goal against Carlisle City, that really was the cherry on the cake from what has been consistent quality performances from the boy since his return following a recent injury, Peters added “ we are a young squad with the exception of our experienced Leaders in Adrian Bellamy and Laquan Esdaille, Darcy O’Connor, Rees Welsh  Nick Alexander, and Michael Gervin, it is incredible really has Anthony Hall having played at this level for the past six seasons could be classed as experienced, yet Anthony is himself still only a spring chicken,  not only are we a young squad, we are a group of excellent young talented footballers with good honest attitudes to which have produced some excellent performances and results in the first part of this season, Saturday’s win against second placed Carlisle City epitomize exactly this, there was individual skills, there was excellent skills produced within the team structure has the boys played with a togetherness & enthusiasm against a well drilled side that has basically been at the top end of the table from the beginning of the season, our forward play was good and at times exciting, the goals executed were well made and finished, Peters added “ whilst there is still a lot of hard work still to be done in the next sixteen or so weeks I have reason to be cheerful that these boys have got themselves at Christmas within two points of fifth place in the League Table, the boys and their Coach Dave Felgate deserve a lot of credit for their hard work together, after all what is achieved on the training ground will carry on into their games, this we are seeing the fruits of, Peters went on  “ I have also reason to be cheerful at the fact that following the work that R PEEL Ground Care did carry out on the playing surface in the summer, we have not had a first team home postponement between August and the turn of the year, this most certainly must be a first since my involvement with the club, so all in all I am extremely happy that on the field and the progression the club is making coupled with our Youth structure that we are very much heading positively in the right direction, if I have one slight disappointment, it is the lack of support we are getting, results apart, in terms of the football these lads are producing, it is well worth the admission fee alone, they are a special bunch.

On this note I would like to end by wishing our official partners, contributors, supporters, players, staff, coaches a Happy and joyous Christmas.