Following Bacup Borough’s 2-1 victory over Hanley Town I sat down with Brent Peters to get his take on the game.
Brent Peters: “The game was always going to be a big test for us, from all the reports I received I knew the opposition were going to be a physical, strong side. Hanley, having played the least amount of games in the league, were going to be fresh, they even have four games in hand over some teams towards the top of the table.
“For us to take all three points is a massive result for and although the scoreline suggests it was a tight game we were certainly always in control. The most important aspect was that each and every player stayed focussed, we kept our team shape and continued to work hard. This the boys did well to ensure we secured the points in what was a demanding game.
“The most pleasing aspect of this win was the boys’ game management in order to see us over the line. I was also pleased for our two goal scorers, first of all Kevin Masirika, making his first ever start for us and slotting extremely well into Gareth Wager’s position, this ensured we did not miss a player that is a vital cog within our team too much. Then, fittingly, Yves Zama came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season and score the all important winning goal.
“What pleased me about Yves goal was where he was on the pitch when the move started and his desire to open up and sprint forward, arriving right in front of their keeper resulted in the kick rebounding off Yves into the net.
“I can name plenty of players that would not have had that same desire to get into the six yard box. Yves sensed a goal and he gave all he had in order to score when others would’ve done the opposite and not made the run. Without that desire we wouldn’t have scored that goal and we would have been looking at one point instead of the magical three. It was a great effort and a great result that keeps us on an five game unbeaten run “