Rossendale Free Press

Clinical Bacup hit rivals for six


THE Bacup Borough crowd were entertaine­d with a 6-0 win at the weekend over Atherton LR at the Brian Boys Stadium.

Boro were coming into the game full of confidence off the back of the 4-0 victory to local rivals Nelson the previous week.

Toby Wright was hoping to add to his seven goals so far and young Kyle Siddle was eager to repeat his good form.

The Boro number seven didn’t have to wait long – within fifty seconds Siddle had netted his first. Excellent running down the left wing found Siddle in space and with trickery and tenacity he managed to pick out the goalkeeper’s bottom left hand corner.

On 10 minutes, Michael Gervin chipped a wonderfull­y flighted ball towards the back post where Toby Wright was on hand to head home.

At this point the young

Boro were moving through the gears on a pitch that was starting to cut up due to severe rain 24 hours previous, but Bacup were able to still knock the ball around with precision and purpose.

The visitors did try to gain some momentum but everytime they attempted to work the ball the Boro midfield of Callum Hewitt and Aidan Hussey were there to quash any such danger.

On 25 minutes Brent Peters’ side had their third goal. It was Siddle again racing down the left wing before driving a perfectly flighted ball into the box where Wright headed the ball beyond the goalkeeper into the left hand corner from the penalty spot. An excellent team goal.

Boro made it 4-0 before the break with Siddle squeezing the ball into the corner off the near post, and at this point the right back for Atherton LR was possibly wishing he’d stayed at home.

The second half started in the same vein as the first with Boro on the front foot. Alex Mellor was causing problems out on the right with his twisting, turning and probing into the Atherton LR penalty area, and on 63 minutes Boro made it 5-0.

A ball into the area was partially cleared by an Atherton LR defender but Gervin was waiting to smash a delightful long range shot into the top left hand corner.

On 74 minutes they made it 6-0, Wright rounding off his hat-trick after collecting Gareth Wager’s knock down and delivering a beautiful lob over the keeper.

At the final whistle Peters was full of praise for the lads. “It was a pleasure to watch the team this afternoon. David Felgate and myself know that the lads have

that kind of performanc­e in them, and being able to produce that performanc­e off the back of a good display away at Nelson last week was good to see.

“If we are to progress up the league and stay with the pack at the top then consistenc­y is key to our success.”

On Tuesday evening Boro were held to a 1-1 draw at home to South Liverpool FC in front of a large crowd at the Brian Boys Stadium.

That result means Boro remain fifth on 29 points.

On Saturday they travel to Garstang looking to continue their good form Kick Off 3pm.

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 ?? James Lobley ?? ●●Callum Hewitt in action
James Lobley ●●Callum Hewitt in action

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