Scratch team are well beaten

Coppull 8

Todmorden Borough Reserves 1

West Lancashire League Devision Two Reserve

Borough Reserves just about managed to get a team together to play this quickly rearranged fixture.

With a number of regular players missing because it had been intended as free weekend, it was always going to be a tough proposition against likely promotion favourites.

But they had their chances in the first half and might have gone in level at the break.

The best fell to Terry Lowe, but his shot hit the post.

Instead they found themselves 3 - 0 down at half-time.

In the second period the home side stepped up their efforts as Borough’s hastily assembled team tired.

But they still had enough left for Lowe to grab a consolation goal near the end,