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Liverpool Senior Cup

28th October, 2008.

 

Warrington Town - 1; Burscough - 3.

 

Burscough moved into the hat to join the big three Merseyside clubs in the next round of the Liverpool Senior Cup, writes Neil Leatherbarrow, thanks to a burst of three goals in ten minutes at Cantilever Park. The goals arriving like buses just after the hour mark, saving Burscough from embarrassment, as despite dominating the vast majority of the game, things were starting to go horribly wrong for the Linnets, as their shot shy forwards struggled to find the target.

Burscough started in determined manner, within a minute former Linnets player Anthony Daniels took the ball off Mike Grogan?s toe, just as Grogan looked set to strike, then from the resulting corner James Olsen shot inches wide.

Soon Olsen had two more efforts, the first actually being deflected away from target by a teammate, the second forcing a superb save from home keeper Matt Harrison (his first of many on the night).

Somehow, mirroring the Linnets season so far, after they applied all the pressure, it was they who fell behind in the eleventh minute, that to Warrington?s first substantial attack. Kevin Towey picked up the ball near the centre-circle and advanced before sliding it to Chris Gaghan wide on the right, Gaghan (another former Linnet) cut inside at pace then hit a thunderous shot past Aaron Grundy and into the roof of the Burscough net.

Normal service from Burscough (it was certainly normal on the night) was quickly resumed. Peter Heler had an effort cleared off the line by home captain Andy Thomas, then Grogan acrobatically volleyed over the bar off Ryan Wade?s cross.

Tony Evans got in on the act for Burscough, first shooting wide after being set free behind the home defence, then after a similar arrangement, seeing his shot blocked bravely by Harrison.

Things were not much different in the second-half. Wade got clear and lifted the ball over an advancing Harrison, but over the bar as well, Heller forced his way through, but again an outstretched leg from Harrison saved Warrington. In the 62nd minute, Brian Moogan beat Harrison with a shot, but found the bar instead of the net with his attempt.

The Linnets finally found luck on their side in the 64th minute. A free-kick was hoisted into the Warrington area from inside the Burscough half, although, challenged by his marker Daniels, Grogan got his head to the ball, then Daniels got his head to it, only this time they turned to see the ball nestling in the net.

The goal lifted a weight off Burscough?s shoulders and inside five minutes the scoreline had been completely reversed. Heler and Ryan Bowen combined on the left to deliver a viciously driven cross into the six yard box, home defender Anthony Kielty stuck out his leg and the ball looped into the corner of the goal, well out of Harrison?s reach.

Warrington were forced to change their pattern of play, they now had to chase the game. In the 74th minute the ball was pumped out of the Burscough defence and over the Warrington back-line, Wade seized the opportunity, sprinting towards goal, he confidently slotted the ball low into the net.

The third Burscough goal effectively killed the game off, Warrington had most the play in the latter stages, but one thing Burscough do well is defend, and with the exception of a shot from substitute Carl Rendell that cleared the bar, Burscough saw out time with relative comfort.

 

WARRINGTON TOWN: Harrison, Farrell, Fitzsimmons, Kielty, Thomas ?, Daniels, Towey (Rendell, 76), Smith (Hunter, 54), Gaghan, Hadland, Williams (Webb, 87) Subs (not used) Holme, Tickle

 

BURSCOUGH: Grundy, Moogan ?, Roberts O. (Roberts D., 59), Bowes (Stanford, 64), Bowen, Grogan, Parry, Olsen, Evans, Wade, Heler Subs (not used) Shanley, Robinson

 

Referee: R. Ackers

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did u read the burscough team sheet GROGAN why did town let him go???????????????? how can u not be good enough too get in a unibond team but play in the conference north???? its the same with ian flannery clitheroe centre half and the best full back in the unibond CRAIG HALL ov TRAFFORD FC all these are former town players if they had those 3 now then they wudnt have 9 points from 10 games!!!!!!!!!! pathetic or what

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did u read the burscough team sheet GROGAN why did town let him go???????????????? how can u not be good enough too get in a unibond team but play in the conference north???? its the same with ian flannery clitheroe centre half and the best full back in the unibond CRAIG HALL ov TRAFFORD FC all these are former town players if they had those 3 now then they wudnt have 9 points from 10 games!!!!!!!!!! pathetic or what

 

Listen mate you will get more respect from other people on here if you drop the attitude and stop having a go your welcome to your opinions but we careful what you type :wink:

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