Borough aiming to roll over ‘Stone’ on Bellholme return

Todmorden Borough's Terry Lowe
Todmorden Borough's Terry Lowe

Todmorden Borough have a good winning opportunity in their penultimate West Lancashire League match of the season on Saturday (3.0).

John Gilford’s side are at home to Stoneclough, who are three places below them in the Division Two table.

The visitors from Brook Street are playing their final game of the season and cannot improve on their third-from-bottom position.

Stoneclough were beaten 4-0 at champions Askam United in their most recent outing at the end of last month.

Borough had suffered successive 2-0 defeats away to sides from the top five on the last two Saturdays and have slipped to ninth as a result.

Goals from Furness’s Matthew Hargreaves on 44 and 66 minutes beat Borough in Cumbria last Saturday.

With all their travelling done, Tod finish off against Stoneclough and then GSK Ulverston Rangers, who are favourites to be runners-up to Askam.

Much will depend upon availability with the cricket season getting under way and some players likely to be involved in the Todmorden versus Walsden friendly.

Borough will be looking to avenge a 3-1 defeat at Stoneclough in mid-October when they were overhauled after an early Terry Lowe goal.

Hebden Bridge Saints Junior Football Club is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a party on Saturday, July 19.

It will be held at Hebden Bridge Town Hall from 7pm and live music will be provided by the band Big Noise.

There will be a rolling big screen presentation of photos of many of the teams, managers and events from the past.

Saints are appealing for more photos to be dropped off at Ryburn Insurance Brokers on Market Street or email them to

Tickets for the event are £10 from Russell (01422 882843).

Woodhouse United are due to resume their Rochdale Sunday League programme next Tuesday after a long break.

They have completed their Division One fixtures but play division-lower Rochdale Nomads away in the second round of the Bamford Financial Services League Cup.

Nomads were 6-2 winners against Highfield Reserves in the first round on Tuesday.