Borough look for a finishing flourish in north west

Todmorden Borough hope to make it 10 points out of 12 at the end of their West Lancashire League campaign when they head to next-to-bottom Barrow Wanders on Saturday.

Borough will finish seventh in Division Two after a 3-1 win in their penultimate game at Whinney Hill on Tuesday.

Hill are not the force they were earlier in the season but stunned Borough with a goal in the first minute.

However, it was generally one way traffic after that and Jack Dungworth got the visitors on terms with a long-range effort through a crowd of players after 25 minutes.

Oliver Wood made it 2-1 before the break, having been denied a goal when Tod claimed the ball had crossed the line.

Top scorer Wood had golden chances to add to his tally but it was left to Ben Whitham to clinch victory after beating two men with 15 minutes left.

Borough were playing their third game in seven days, having had a goalless draw at Croston Sports last Wednesday and won 3-2 at home to Kendal County on Saturday.

As the scoreline suggests there were few chances at lowly Croston, Borough taking a weakened team.

Johnny Sutcliffe put virtually Tod’s only chance wide in the second half and the visitors then had to resist Croston’s late push.

Against top six side County, Borough just did enough to earn a seventh home win.

Wood’s 21st of the season gave them the lead after 15 minutes but County levelled 10 minutes later when the home side failed to clear a free-kick into the area.

Whitham restored the lead after a nice one-two with Jim Hardman and a mistake by the ‘keeper allowed Nathan Adams to poke the ball home for 3-1 after 50 minutes.

Kendal stayed in the hunt with back post header and hit the bar, but Tod might have had another goal themselves.

The reserves won 2-0 at Turton Reserves last Saturday with Terry Lowe and Jim Crowther scoring. They host Wyre Villa on Saturday.