Todmorden Borough 1
West Lancashire League Division Two
BOROUGH never recovered from a three-goal first half deficit.
They had competed well with third-placed Kendal, but a series of mistakes ruled out any chance of an away victory.
They were behind within five minutes after the defence failed to deal with a long ball and goalkeeper Jamie Shackleton’s clearance went to a Kendal player who slotted it home.
More mistakes ended with a second goal for the home side on 12 minutes, before Borough rallied playing some nice football.
But they were rocked back on their heels when a free kick squirmed in at the back post.
Borough’s midfield had to work hard against a well organised side, with a left winger who was a constant thorn in the right side of Borough’s defence.
They fought back though and pulled one back thanks to Elliot Gilford from a Karl Stanley corner on the stroke of half-time.
With a strong wind behind them in the second half they created plenty of chances.
Oliver Wood had a good header from a Chris Kay cross and Stanley went close with a long range shot.
But Borough were caught on the break and conceded a fourth goal.
Still they fought on Wood had another headed chance before being replaced by Dave Patrick, who then had a shot headed off the line.
But it was all too late for Borough who must travel again next week to GSK Ulverston Rangers determined to cut out the mistakes.