Burscough Exit the FA Cup




By Neil Leatherbarrow


Burscough : Monks, McMahon, Falloh, Coughlan ©, Carnell, Elms, Boydell, Pellegrini, Boden, Lawless, Riding

Subs : Barrow, Johnson, Middlehurst, Ball, Canache, Hawkes, Korneliussen

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Burscough’s FA Cup glory run for this season was limited to just the one victory after they followed up their success against

Pilkington with a home game against the inform North East Counties team from Bradford. Sadly they were beaten by a goal scored

ten minutes from the end, after a close encounter at the Community Ground.

Manager Richard Brodie made a couple of changes to his team, restoring Morgan Falloh to the left-back slot and bringing in new

signing Tom Lawless up front.

First Half

Burscough started game playing against a strong wind and arguably were the better side. Matty Coughlin curling a long range effort

just over the crossbar and Lawless headed over the target too.


As the half progressed Will Riding was getting into some good positions but a pair of headed opportunities went high and wide.


Danny Boden cut in from a move out wide but delayed his shot too long and a defender rescued Albion.


The Yorkshiremen did threaten but most of their best attempts were from distance as they backed by the elements tended to over hit much of their approach work.


It was goalless at the interval and it could be said that the Linnets had had the edge.





Second Half

Albion began the second-half looking sharp and soon they went close with a header then put a shot wide.


Charlie Monks made one very good save, but down the other end a dangerous looking free-kick by Riding went again over the crossbar. Boden was unlucky midway through the half, seeing his curling shot tipped over the away bar.


Ten minutes from the end Albion scored, a move originating down the right saw the ball squared across the Linnets penalty area from where Eivind Johnson slotted the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the goal.


Alberto Canache was introduced as substitute but Albion were determined not to give their advantage away, Charlie Ball put a shot just wide, while a Lawless header went close, but it was too little too late and one route to Wembley for Burscough was closed.





Burscough Goal Scorers