Todmorden Borough 4
Walney Island 0
West Lancashire League Division Two
AN easy win for Borough puts aims for a top four finish back on track.
The victory leaves Borough in seventh place but with several games in hand over the teams above them.
But with fixtures coming thick and fast in an attempt to recover the backlog caused by the weather it puts Borough in a difficult situation.
They are scheduled to play a league cup semi-final at home to second-placed Furness Rovers on April 16, but are also due to them in the league the week before at home and away the week after.
With up to seven players due to be absent on the 16th the club is trying to switch the game to April 9.
The whole situation with a large number of games still to be played has hit Borough considerably, meaning a loss of momentum.
But last week’s success may be the start of a run for the team, who have to travel yet again to the North West on saturday to play Kendal.
Against bottom club Walney Island they were always in control.
They started well running the ball down the flanks and it was no surprise when they opened their accouhnt after 10 minutes.
Oliver Wood was on hand to virtually run the ball in after a cross from Karl Stanley.
After 15 minutes fullback Jamie Scott linked up well with Stanley to put Dean Farry through, but his shot hit the post.
Stanley also went close before the visitors cleared off the line from Oliver Gilford.
Wood got in for his second after 30 minutes, latching on to a good through ball from Nicky Taylor.
Gilford made it 3 - 0 from a corner by Stanley and Chris Kay rounded the keeper and tapped in to stretch the lead to 4 - 0 at half-time.
It was much the same from Borough in the second half although they took their foot of the gas and could not get the ball in the net.
Wood shot over and Stanley had another close effort before Marvin Bonnie came on for Farry and Elliott Gilford, replacing Kay, headed over in a period of sustained Borough pressure.
But it was a convincing win for Borough who played some of the best football of the season in the first 30 minutes.