Football: Boro find it no trouble to pass Collegiate examination

TODMORDEN Borough marched through into the second round of the Lancashire Amateur Shield after a comprehensive victory over their Liverpool opponents.

Friday, 10th September 2010, 4:48 pm

In what was a good team performance they beat Collegiate Old Boys at home 2 - 0.

They sealed the game with two goals in the first half and then never allowed the visitors a chance.

There was a blow to Borough though after five minutes when striker Marvin Bonny had to go off with an injury.

He was replaced by Oliver Gilford who then struck up a great partnership with Oliver Wood which proved decisive.

The two linked up well as Borough produced some good football in the first half and each grabbed a goal to give the home side a 2 - 0 half-time lead.

The midfield worked particularly hard and Borough were solid in defence, snuffing out any attack from the visitors.

Although it was a scoreless anti-climax in the second half it was a good victory for Borough in the county's major amateur competition.

They reached the semi-final two years ago and will be hoping for another good run and have been drawn at home to Longridge Town in the second round on September 25.

The visitors then are in the division above Borough in the West Lancashire Football League, having been promoted at the end of last season.

Borough's next match is at home on Saturday to Ambleside.

The reserves again have no game this weekend and next play away gto Blackpool Wren Rovers on September 18.