IT CERTAINLY wasn’t a day to remember for Skelmersdale on Saturday, things going wrong from the moment they got on the bus to Lincolnshire.
Soon the Turbo on the coach started to give problems and severely slowed the progress, meaning no pre-match meal for the players and a late arrival at the ground. Not the ideal preparation for a difficult away game.
In the 22nd minute things contrived against Skelmersdale again. A long throw from the right brought a clash of heads and Peter Wylie fell to the ground, as the Skelmersdale defence looked in vain for the game being stopped by referee Mr Law, the ball went to Ryan Robbins who half-volleyed it into the Skelmersdale net from around fifteen yards.
Stamford started the second-half well and Shariff netted in the 54th minute after the ball sat up for him in the box during a spell of pressure.
Skelmersdale could cite half a dozen reasons that conspired against them on the day, but four and a half hours on a coach, an empty belly and insufficient time to warm up didn’t help.