Borough show they are a match for anyone

Oliver Wood turns away after scoring Todmorden Borough's second goal
Oliver Wood turns away after scoring Todmorden Borough's second goal

Todmorden Borough seem at last to have turned things round with a great display to defeat Croston Sports 2-0.

It was a good performance by Borough, a team who have not won this year against a side who have not lost.

It put them into fourth place, one point behind third-placed Askham United but with four games in hand over them.

They are eight points behind and two games in hand over second-placed Burscough Richmond, whom they meet on Saturday at Bellholme.

But the victory in an evenly-contested game against Croston delighted manager John Gilford.

“It was a good performance by everyone.

“They all worked very hard for 90 minutes and it paid dividends,” he said.

There was little between the sides during the first half, which ended scoreless.

Elliott Gilford crashed a header against the bar and Oliver Wood making his first start on return from injury had a couple of chances.

At the other end goalkeeper Lee McGrath was called upon to make some good stops.

Borough resumed after the break in dominant mood and after 12 minutes got the goal of their season.

Lee Earnshaw linked well with the overlapping Chris Kay who crossed the ball in.

Wood skillfully laid it off to Dean Farry, who hammered it home.

Minutes later Wood saw his chance and broke down the left, before coming in and beating the keeper.

The visitors threw everything at Boro as they attempted to rescue the game, but the home defence weathered the storm well.

Manager Gilford said: “It just shows if we play well we’re a match for anyone.”