Wednesday 29th March 2017
Bacup Borough v Widnes
The Brian Boys West View Stadium, KO 20:00
Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters Post Match Comments Following The Game With Cheadle Town.
Brent Peters Had This To Say “ Irrespective of the score line, first of all I would like to pay tribute to both the Cheadle Town and Bacup Borough players for the manner they all conducted themselves in really heavy difficult conditions, their work rate, discipline & entertainment value in what was a tight competitive game on a really heavy pitch was truly credit to all, Peters added “ this was made easier by the fact Referee Abid Hussain Managed this game given the conditions impeccably well, equally in return there was no bookings from either side which again Credit must go too all, Peters added “ given the fact there was no FA assessor present, the official was freely aloud to manage the Game with an honest common sense approach, I have said on many occasions, when an assessor is present and known to be present by meeting and greeting officials prior to a game, then this tends to alter the mindset of officials to the point they put in a contrasting performance.
I thought that all the officials should be complimented, although Cheadle having a late equaliser ruled out for offside may think different? But equally to counteract this, we could talk about a penalty that was not given, so all is equal in love and war “
Peters then spoke about the game itself and his teams performance when he had this to say “ I cant praise the boys enough, football is about attacking in numbers and taking chances when they come, something in our previous games has eluded us, in this game we took one of our chances which was an excellent finish from Anthony Hall following a piece of quality from Alexander Nwachukwu, Peters added “ in the first half Cheadle worked some good positions, the movement of Justin Pickering, Rhys Webb and Thabiso Magida did create us problems and really given some opportunities that did come their way, we could have found ourselves chasing the game, a mixture of bad finishing and a couple of quality saves from Aaron Ashley did ensure we kept in the game, Peters added “ the loss of Adrian Bellamy through a nasty foot injury at the break I felt would be a massive loss, the fact I did not have a recognised centre back replacement on the bench did create me with a problem, this was overcome by placing experienced striker Colin Haywood at the back, his experience and his talking and organising was just what was required especially late in the game when we were really under pressure, equally the introduction of Alexander Nwachukwu who was introduced up front proved a creditable move, Alex was instrumental in holding the ball up well with some intelligent balls that opened up the Cheadle defence, one of which we scored from.
Peters finished by saying “ The work rate of all of my players, the way they has a unit collectively recovered back behind the ball in blocking off any passing channels was really pleasing to see especially when Cheadle did throw everything at us, what transpired in this game by the manner in which all of the boys worked for each other in this game in its entirety did bring the outcome we all strived for, three points, and a clean sheet, it just proves my point,, if everyone works hard for each other over the ninety minutes rewards will follow “