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Managers Reaction: Bank Holiday Away Days Rewards 4 From 6

Following the Bank Holiday games we spoke to the Bacup Borough Manager Brent Peters who had this to say “ Going into the Carlisle game having had to make two forced changes both in the defensive area, I was a little bit apprehensive, Missing was Goal Keeper Josh Harris and Centre Back Conor Porter, two big shoes to fill, replacing Josh was Declan Oliver, following a shaky start with his handling Declan gradually grew into the game, once he produced a quality save the boys confidence grew, with this going onto producing a performance which was recognized enough by the opposition, Peters added “ Prior to this game I also thought being without Centre Back Conor Porter would be a big void to fill given that Conor’s performances in our opening fixtures have been exemplary, however, the fact I could pull a massive favour from Salford Cities Sporting Director Chris Casper in securing the services of Markell Foulds a young sixteen year old defender to whom caught my eye when we played Academy92 in pre-season, Markell maybe only 16 but he is athletic, strong, talented young boy with the physique of an athlete, Peters added “ to be given the opportunity to include Markell in my team was a real bonus and one I am truly grateful for, Peters said “ the first half we failed to build possession has I would have liked but there was a good reason for this, the fact we knocked the ball long did result in us constantly fighting in order to gain any sort of possession, this said I never felt we were under any threat until one of my defenders made an attempt to win a ball in the penalty area, that he should never have attempted, needless to say this rash defending did result in a penalty from which was converted, Peters said this action certainly disappointed me, however, what did please me was despite adversity just how well my boys came back, the fact the team as a whole never stopped working and all kept believing their rewards eventually did come, Peters said “ it was that Matthew Bryan, Wayne Morrison partnership that got us right back into this game with an assist and a quality finish, Peters added some of the football we played in the last quarter of this game was very much a delight to witness, we certainly turned the pressure right on but somehow we could not find that all elusive winning goal, Peters said “ at the end most of the boys were really disappointed we had not taken all three points, especially given the fact the amount of good possession we did have, I explained that if we could remain positive and focussed in getting three points at Nelson a day and half later which would then give us four points from a possible six points, then this would be an acceptable return and one we must focus ourselves on, Peters added “ Pleasing to say this is what we achieved, at Nelson I felt we was always in full control of the game, I never really felt uncomfortable by Nelson’s threat although I must compliment Paul Fildes side for their work ethics in keeping us at bay, Peters added “ let us face facts we may have been the team with most possession but the deadlock was not broken until late in the game from which Nelson must be credited for, Peters went on “ The build up to our goal just proves once again one does not always need to get to the bye line to deliver a quality ball, Young Ben Rhodes not for the first time sent an early long straight pass with quality to Matty Bryan which completely opened up Nelson’s defence, Matty’s pace got himself away before unselfishly playing the ball to his strike partner Wayne Morrison to finish, Peters finished by saying “ given the draw at Carlisle it was imperative we got three points from this game, there was plenty of good performances, there was also several candidates for man of the match, namely Matthew Bryan who was a constant menacing threat, Wayne Morrison to whom had worked hard and eventually got the winning goal, but for me it was Elliott Collinson, taking up good areas, several important interceptions resulting in terrific distribution of the ball which constantly put us on the front foot, this all said it was a terrific team performance, a very good Bank Holiday weekend earning four points from a possible six points from back to back away games “