Bacup Borough boss Brent Peters says that yesteday’s fine win in the FA Cup with Budweiser proves his point that the teams poor start would be turned around when players had returned: “ I stated prior to the season starting that due to players missing the season would be starting for us a couple of weeks too soon, despite two League defeats I saw in enough in those two games to give me every indication that there was not a lot wrong and what was wrong would be rectified by the return of certain personnel that are critical in the shape we do play.
Going into this FA Cup tie we lost the experience of Lee Oldham but did counteract this by bringing in Karl Stanley who despite his years was as energetic as his minors and fully committed with a creditable performance. Gareth Wager & Paul Horridge returned at the back creating more experience in giving us a solid foundation at the back, this also helped Artjoms Buttoris who adapted into his new role admirably, the organisation and solidarity exemplary marshalled by skipper Davey Luker did then allow the players to go and express themselves against a good Winterton side that on the day were not given any chance to get any sort of a foothold in this game”.
Peters added “Our passing and movement at times was a sheer joy to watch, the way players protected the ball with team mates running off with the ball was exemplary team work, this was epitomized on our third goal from a throw up the line, Karl Stanley headed on, Daniel Cocks protected for Kingsley Williams to receive before driving forward into the box with players around him but never fazed before producing a clinical finish. This goal was the icing on the cake of an extremely accomplished all around team performance, a performance that perhaps bettered our second half Challenge Cup Final Performance”. Peters added “ when our boys play like they did today collectively there will not be many teams to handle us, however it is whether we can be consistent, this test will start on Wednesday home to Barnoldswick “