Long distance draw felt like points dropped for Borough

Chris Pearson
Chris Pearson

A POINT from a draw away from home left Todmorden Borough disappointed.

But on reflection they have to be happy with it after a long three-hour journey to Furness Cavaliers.

It means that in their first three games in the West Lancashire League second division they have registered two wins and a draw and only conceded one goal - from the penalty spot.

But such was their dominance on the away trip that they felt they ought to have taken all three points.

They created chance after chance, but were unable to put the ball away.

They travelled with a weakened side as a number of players were missing for various reasons.

And with top goal-scorer Oliver Wood also absent on holiday, it was always going to be difficult.

But they were soon on top and golden chances went begging as first Daniel Skwarek and then Harry Whitehead headed over the bar.

In one-way traffic the home side had to be grateful to their goalkeeper, who pulled off a number of good saves.

The home side came more into it in the second half, as they closed down Chris Pearson, who had been instrumental in most of Borough’s play.

But the visitors came back strongly and might have clinched it near the end as first Dean Farry and then Skwarek went close.

Next week Borough entertain Ladybridge from the Bolton area as they prepare for a Lancashire FA Amateur Shield first round tie at home to Prestwich Heys.

l BOROUGH Reserves lost again by one goal, 2 - 3 at home to Lytham Town.

Todmorden went in front after about 15 minutes.

Terry Lowe pressured the Lytham defence into a mistake leaving Jordan Mirza to finish from 10 yards.

Lytham drew level a few minutes later, bu Borough went back in front.

An excellent ball forward by Jamie Cattermole found Mirza who laid it back to Lowe.

He smashed the ball home from 35 yards into the top right corner.

Lytham then beat the offside trap to equalise, one of the Todmorden defenders not pushing out with all the others.

Lytham than scored the killer goal.

The ball had been played forward by a Lytham player to the scorer, who looked offside, but the referee said the ball was played by a Todmorden player so the goal stood.

Todmorden nearly equalised before the break, Mirza hitting the post and Christian Hughes having a shot saved on the line.

The second half was very even. Both teams created chances, but neither could add another goal. Paul Terry pulled off two great saves in the Borough goal.

It was a good performance by Borough, who deserved at least a point.