Island adventure for Borough after postponement

Dean Farry
Dean Farry

Todmorden Borough head to Walney Island on Saturday having been spared a similar trip up the M6 last weekend.

Their game away to GSK Ulverston Rangers in Division Two of the West Lancashire League was postponed on Friday evening.

Borough boss John Gilford said Ulverston’s pitch was spongy and they had been warned in midweek that heavy rain had put the contest in doubt.

Borough’s home reserve match against their Turton counterparts was also postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Borough are 11th and Walney Island 12th in the table and the pair fought out a 4-4 draw in Todmorden 19 days ago.

Island have two prolific scorers back after injury and are expecting to climb the table. One of them, Jordan Brough, scored a hat-trick in the meeting in Tod but Walney did lose 2-1 at home to Milnthorpe Corinthians last week.

Borough won 7-3 at Walney Island last season and they could have the experienced Dean Farry back in the side.

Farry, a left sided midfielder who scores his share of goals, was due to return to training this week after recovering from an ankle injury he picked up at the start of the season.

Borough’s reserves host their Charnock Richard counterparts in the first round of the Houston Cup.