Southport keep up
of ‘Green Village Heroes - the History of Burscough FC,’ said: “To score five goals in one match at any level of football is a fine achievement and it’s something the lad will probably remember for the rest of his career.
‘’But he isn’t the first Burscough no.9 to complete a nap hand. Brian Robinson hit five in a 10-0 home win over Nelson on September 3, 1968.’’
Burscough officials confirmed last week that an interview shortlist for the managerial position has been drawn up.
Interviews are scheduled to take place despite Sutton - who is continuing in the dugout until the appointment of a new boss before reverting to his director of football role - helping guide Linnets to four wins and a draw in their last eight games.
Burscough are 17th in the league but have played several games less than some of their rivals. Sandbach United will travel to Victoria Park on the November 10 for the next round of the Macron Cup following last weekend’s victory.
CROSBY B (40pts) and their A team (33pts from four matches) continue to take charge of matters at the top of Division One of the Southport and Formby Table Tennis League after the B team’s maximum win over a weakened Princes St C, and the A team’s 7-3 success over Argyle B.
Third placed Argyle A (30pts), who were without Chris Parkes, lost a bit of momentum, losing out narrowly at home to an understrength Princes St A, where Andy Armstrong playing up from their E team made a big impact with two excellent wins, before Dave Mullan clinched the win in the ninth encounter.
Southport A (21pts) maintained their 100 per cent start from three matches, after a 6-4 win at home against Holy Trinity A.
Finally, Princes St B gained their first win of the season, taking advantage of this week’s trend of understrength teams, where an unfamiliar Crosby D succumbed 2-8.
Argyle C (31pts) lost their 100 per cent record to their D team, and not being at full strength won’t take the frustration away of losing out to their friendly rivals.
Indeed to make things worse the 8-2 loss brought the D team level with them on points at the top. Holy Trinity B (24pts) head a clutch of six teams separated by just five points, after a convincing 1-9 win at Waterloo A.
Princes St E also have 24pts, even after losing 6-4 at Crosby E, where the loss through injury of Brian Haslam may have proved the turning point.
Princes St D and Southport B are also amongst the chasing pack, after 7-3 wins over Crosby F and Argyle E respectively.
When you consider that the top two have played a match more than all the rest, then this division certainly looks a difficult one to predict, and may well come down to the sides that are able to field their strongest line up the most, will come out on top.
Like the Second Division , the Third is currently dominated by Argyle, with Argyle F and H teams in joint pole position on 36pts.
Even Argyle G are in on the action in third place, but trail by 11pts.
To see how Tom Johnston’s F team have got there, we called into the Amelan Hall, for their match where Southport C were the hosts.
A promising start from the visitors too, when young Kasra Mohammadi got the better of veteran Bill Bradley in three straight 11-13, 7-11, 6-11.
Captain Tom then made it 0-2