Following the Excellent six nil win I caught up with the Bacup Manager Brent Peters who had this to say.
” On a day where there will have been a lot of mixed emotions following the passing of Mary Daley to whom through many generations she, along with her son Kelvin have supported Bacup Borough, this win and the excellent forty five minutes must be dedicated to such a dedicated follower that Mary was, Peters added ” I also felt it was an excellent touch by Captain Shane Birtles and the boys to welcome Kelvin with them in the centre circle for the minutes silence.
Peters went on” The way the team started and did carry it through the first forty five minutes was credit to them all, they passed the ball well, very seldom did they get caught in possesion and utilised the pitch excellently to quickly gain the upper hand, Peters went onto say ” the movement of young Anthony Hall was constantly causing Widnes problems but the manner and confidence that he did score his hatrick was the sign of a young player thriving on the excellent service he was provided by his more experienced team mates and the good work my staff at Bacup have done working with him in the weeks leading upto his starts in the first team, make no mistake the boy fully deserved his first hatrick for us with the work rate he always puts in, be that games or training, Peters said ” The defence last week did come under some critism from me, conceding three goals in twelve minutes agaist St Helens, however it is from my critism that I expect a response, this I have had when in the last two games they have defended well and not conceded, Peters added ” long may this continue.
Peters continued ” In the first half has a team and the manner in which we played has a team was really pleasing, the cherry on the top of our team play was the way we executed and finished the goals, it was all good.
Peters finished by saying ” I must give Widnes some credit the fact they were six down at the break, they did come out in the second half fighting and they never stopped fighting despite being not only against all odds by having to score seven to win, but having to play forty five minutes in horrible over head conditions, all the players on the pitch and the officials deserve credit but it was much more sweater for us to handle with having scored six excellent goals without reply in that first forty five minutes”