Two wins put Boro up to sixth

TWO wins in three days proved a real boost for Todmorden Borough.

It moved them up to sixth in West Lancashire League Division Two, a position they look likely to retain if they win their last game on Saturday.

Borough started the season well and have finished on a high with a good run of results and a cup win to their name.

So for manager John Gilford it has been a reasonably good season - only blighted by the long winter weather lay-off.

“We’ve been looking for respectability in the league as the long lay-off seemed to affect us more than other teams.

“We’re aiming to finish on a high and recently we have beaten every one of the teams above us,” he said.

On Saturday Borough beat fourth-placed Kendal County 2 - 1. They dominated most of the game and it was 2 - 0 at half-time thanks to striker Nathan Adams.

Borough had a number of chances in the second half, but could not put them away.

The visitors pulled a goal back to give Borough a nervy few minutes near the end, but they ran out worthy winners.

On Monday it was a typical end of season game on a bumpy pitch with a fierce cold wind.

While it was a lacklustre performance from both sides, Borough grabbed the points against Whinney Hill, the team lying one place above them in the league.

Borough started well dominating play and creating several chances.

The forced a number of corners until finally centre half Oliver Gilford, who had stayed up after one of them, found himself with the ball and side-footed it home.

There was little pressure on the home goal throughout and Borough had chances of their own but could not extend their lead.

On Saturday Borough are at home to Bolton County, who lie a couple of places below, them in their last game.

Then it will be a matter of planning for next season, when they will definitely be without Oliver Gilford.

The centre half, with 14 goals this season, has proved to be more than just a good defender.