BOXING ROCHE Boxing Club had a very eventful evening at Byerdon House Colne Road Burnley.
A total of 12 bouts were put on by some up and coming young Roche boxers.
Roche have a new stream of boxers that are now plying their trade among some good boxers in and around the northern circuit!
From 12 bouts there were ten wins and two losses.
Patrick Ennis, 11, of Bacup is tipped to go along way in the sport after a fine successful debut against a strong capable Mussa Khan of Bradford.
Head coach from Bacup, Brian Roche opens his gym Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays to youngsters between 5-6, seniors 6-7.45pm, £3 a session. ●● Jon Robinson beaten to a cross by the Mossley keeper RAMSBOTTOM UTD ....... 2 MOSSLEY .......................... 4 JON HASLAM
RA M S B O T TOM United took on Mossley on Saturday afternoon looking to turn around their fortunes after three defeats in a week which had tested the depth and strength of Mark Fell’s squad.
The home side showed three changes to the League Cup quarter final loss at Atherton less than 48 hours earlier with Lee Gaskell, Chris Rushworth and Sam Madeley starting in place of Greg Daniels, Tom Brooks and Liam Brownhill.
The contest started fairly evenly and with the away side having recently had a change of management the Mossley players were looking to impress their new managers and began confidently being the first team to register a shot on goal but home stopper Sam Ashton was equal to the effort.
Ramsbottom United who had Lee Gaskell and Jon Robinson reunited in the forward line for the first time since they played in a league game at Matlock at the end of the 2014/15 season, but were finding it difficult to break down a well organised Mossley defence meaning the Rams goal scoring legends were forced to feed off scraps as they looked for the breakthrough.
It would be the away side that would take control of the contest with two goals in a four minute spell just after the thirty minute mark which would stun the Rams.
The opening goal was the result of a long pass which caught out the home defence and saw Mossley striker Mike Fish latch onto the ball before striding towards the edge of the penalty area and sending a confident low strike past the despairing dive of Ashton to give the away side the lead.
Less than five minutes later the away side doubled their advantage when Mossley kept possession around the penalty box before an incisive pass found Keogh who rounded Ashton and slotted into an unguarded net to give the away side a two goal advantage they would take into the break.
Minutes before the half time whistle the Rams created perhaps their best attacking moment of a disappointing first period when Jordan turned his marker only for his shot to clear the crossbar without troubling visiting stopper Spencer.
As the teams returned unchanged for the second 45 minutes the Rams needed a quick start as they looked to reduce the deficit and almost got some reward just 30 seconds into the half when a left wing cross found Robinsons head but the knockdown was blasted over the bar by Rushworth.
Both teams traded chances in the early exchanges of the second period and indeed Mossley almost wrapped up the game when Latham found his way into the Rams box before his wayward shot failed to trouble Ashton.
As the hour mark approached the hosts would halve the lead when the ball was worked from the left hand side of the pitch to Stott on the edge of the area and his well struck shot beat Spencer to give and the home sides captain his first goal of the season and the Rams appeared to have a way back into the match.
Unfortunately the lead would last just two minutes as a cross to the far post was cleverly headed down by Fish and the onrushing Tuohy finished ●● Regan Jarrett chasing the ball from close range to extend the lead back to a two goal advantage for the away side.
The Rams made their first substitution of the match almost immediately as Regan Jarrett
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