Roche’s suc­cess

Rossendale Free Press - - Sport -

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

Frank Crook

THE his­toric and pres­ti­gious Peak Solutions Lan­cashire and Cheshire League, now in its 110th sea­son and one of the big­gest Satur­day af­ter­noon league in the coun­try, changed its con­sti­tu­tion at a re­cent EGM to give teams from clubs in higher leagues the...

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