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Managers Reaction: It Was A Good Effort From My Boys

Following Bacup Borough’s Exit from the FA VASE The Bacup Manager Brent Peters had this to Say.

“When the draw was made I was under no illusion just how difficult this game was going to be, Charnock Richard are a good strong side that achieved Promotion, this season doing well in the Premier Division proving to be clinical at the top end of the pitch, going into this game against a defence that did come under a lot of criticism from me the week previous, Peters added “ whilst progressing in this lucrative competition was important, my initial main concern was following a week of intense work leading up to this game was had we improved has a defending unit, Pleasingly we had, we were more focused on winning our personal battles especially when it came to set pieces, although this said from their three goals we still managed to concede from a corner on their second goal, Peters added “ whilst their lad must be credited for a powerful header I must question his marker who was one of my striker’s, I am sure if it was the chance of an header to score a goal, I am sure my striker would show plenty of aggression in order to achieve this, so equally I expect the same hunger and desire defensively to prevent a goal, this he failed to do, given the fact there was not any miss-match in height or physicality my player has no excuse, it basically showed for me a lack of desire, “ Peters went on “ this game for sixty five minutes could have gone either way, there was really nothing between the two sides, when Charnock Richard did break through our rear guard our Keeper Josh Harris was sharp, bright, he took up good starting positions with this was ever so reliable on the day with some excellent goal keeping, at the opposite end whilst we worked ourselves into some excellent positions, surprisingly in the final third our final pass was sloppy from which frustratingly we would too many times give the ball away even on the simplest of passes, this obviously put us on the back foot, once again putting ourselves under unnecessary pressure, our Tre-Carmichael -Baldwin Willis was extremely unlucky in us not taking the lead with a superb strike that rattled the bar   Peters went on “ It was ironic that when I introduced Matthew Barlow to whom used all his experience, taking up excellent positions and making us play even more at a time in the game when we was having our best spell of completed passes, when we seemed the most likely to take the lead for us to concede, this opening goal of the game should never have happened as easy has it did, when their lad went around my left sided player he should have been covered by my left sided defender, he was not and was addressed by myself at full time, Peters added “ there was no excuse from my left sided defender, this is a basics from which he failed in his duties which disappointed me “ Peters added “ It could be said “ if only “ if only we had defended correctly in a simple cover procedure at a time we was really starting to find their gaps, exploiting those gaps, I am sure we would have gone onto break the deadlock, despite the fact there was still twenty two minutes to go, I could see the confidence drain out of certain players on conceding that goal and then when we allow their lad to double their score line from a free header, there was no way back, Peters said” it was a good effort from my boys, the margins were fine, it was never a three goal game but credit to Charnock Richard they grabbed their opportunities to deservedly go through, they are a good side with good people at their club, I wish them every success in the next round “