Howard’s last-minute thun­der­bolt sends

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

LAN­CASHIRE UN­DER 21S COUNTY CUP BACUP BOR­OUGH ........... 4 MOSTON ........................... 3 LEE BAR­RETT BACUP Bor­ough’s un­der 21s pro­gressed in the County Cup with a last-gasp vic­tory against Moston in a scin­til­lat­ing en­counter. Boro boss Lee Bar­rett and his boys were ec­static when, in the nineti­eth minute, Char­lie Howard cut in from the left, rid­ing two tack­les, and un­leashed a twenty five yard thun­der­bolt past the Moston goal­keeper’s left hand, into the top cor­ner.

Ju­bi­lant scenes fol­lowed as Char­lie was en­gulfed by fel­low play­ers and the bench as ran past down the touch­line. Game over.

It was credit to Moston who had shown great spirit to make the game the spec­ta­cle that it was.

The game started well for Bacup who to­tally bossed events for the first twenty five min­utes tak­ing the lead on 15 through Char­lie Howard who latched on to a pin­point through ball from Luke Simp­son to ad­vance into the area and slip it un­der the ad­vanc­ing keeper.

The game changed how­ever on thirty five min­utes when Moston were awarded a free kick on the edge of the Bacup area. The wall jumped and the free kick was low and fired into the bot­tom cor­ner for 1-1.

Moston now had their tails up and Bacup could not clear there heads.

The turn of events went full cir­cle as with Bacup now de­fend­ing, a mis­placed Moston pass al­lowed Will Fos­ter to break away into the op­po­si­tion half.

There is no catch­ing Will in full stride and he got to the Moston box be­fore drilling low and hard into the far cor­ner right on the stroke of half-time for Bacup to go in 2-1 up.

The sec­ond half saw a much more even game

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