HESKETH BANK’S first team’s match at Millom was postponed early on Saturday morning meaning they have yet to kick a ball in anger for over six weeks.
All of the top six teams played and won their matches with the exception of Ambleside United who lost at runaway leaders Norcross & Warbreck.
Due to this, the first team have dropped down the table to joint sixth but have several games in hand. They can move up a couple of places if this Saturday’s match at Furness Rovers goes ahead – and providing they win, of course!
The reserves played at home to Todmorden Borough last Saturday and thanks to a late cameo from substitute Dan Birkby they secured a dramatic 4-3 victory.
Having dominated the opening half it was a surprise that they only went in at the interval 1-0 to the good with John Ascroft scoring.
The visitors took control of the second-half and were rewarded with two goals.
Manager Andy Cope took advantage of the first team’s match being called off and named club captain Birkby as one of his substitutes.
After 65 minutes he sent him on and within 10 minutes he struck the equaliser only for Todmorden to regain the lead shortly after.
Leading marksman and defender Matthew Dawson netted his seventh goal of the season to draw level before Birkby slotted home the winner late in the game to secure the points.
This Saturday the second string are at home again in the first round of the Reserve Cup entertaining Lostock St Gerard’s. The match kicks-off at 2pm.
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