Dec 19 2013 by Adam Saint, Ormskirk Advertiser
Burscough's Liam Caddick in action against Cliheroe at Victoria Park
BURSCOUGH recorded an impressive 3-2 away win on Saturday against Northwich Victoria, recording back to back wins in the league and putting their poor form firmly behind them.
A first half brace from Liam Caddick and a 35 yard wonder goal from left-back James Short gave the Linnets a vital win and put them in good stead for the visit of former Football League side Darlington on Saturday.
The opening exchanges were very open and even but after 10 minutes the away side had the lead. A horrendous clearance by the Vics saw the ball fall to Caddick, who had the whole net to aim for and put the Linnets a goal to the good.
The Linnets' lead didn't last long when former Skelmersdale striker Joe Holt lashed a shot on the half-volley after some good football by the home side's forward line.
With just over half an hour gone, the visitors restored their one goal advantage.
Excellent footwork by Conor Roberts put the Vics defence on the back foot as he passed the ball Jordan Williams, who split the helpless Northwich back-line with a great pass for Caddick to get his brace.
Northwich came out in the second half looking to take the initiative and work their way back into the game.
That hard work paid off on the hour mark thanks to Danny Boyle.
Vics winger Brian Summerskill threaded a perfect ball to Boyle who hammered a shot low towards Horn.
Despite the Burscough keeper's efforts he could only help the ball into the net and the score was once again level.
From that point on it looked like the spoils would be spared and only a moment of brilliance would win it for either side, and Short's strike would prove to be that special moment.
Left-back Short pounced on a loose ball and fired a 35 yard screamer which was destined for the top corner as soon as it left his boot, with everyone including the Vics keeper looking on in awe as he gave the Linnets their third lead of the game.
Burscough saw out the closing stages of the game with good defensive work as the Linnets got their second straight win and put them right back into the pack in the league table.
Supporters are advised to get to the ground early on Saturday for the game as a large travelling contingent is expected from the North-East.
Burscough team: Horn, Camozzi, Short, P Williams (Dodd), Duff, Brookfield, Roberts, Toner, J Williams, Caddick (Dykes), Brown. Unused subs: McLaughlin, Robinson, Beesley