Barnoldswick Town enjoy fruitful week with Boyle among the goals again

Two-goal hero Danny Boyle in action against Winsford United on Saturday
Two-goal hero Danny Boyle in action against Winsford United on Saturday

Barnoldswick Town picked up four points from six at home over the week.

On Saturday Town beat Winsford United 2-1, before a 1-1 draw against Bacup and Rossendale Borough on Tuesday night.

Against Bacup, a mistake by young keeper Jake Chadwick after four minutes set Town back.

A corner was swung in by Matthew Bryan, Chadwick called loudly for the ball then watched as it flew past his hands into the net, the rest of his defence having stopped on his call.

As Town looked for an equaliser, Sam Howell was denied by a block from Jonathan Luppepe, while Chadwick leapt to tip a dipping Gareth Wager shot over.

Town managed to equalise after 16 minutes, as Neil Stansfield picked the ball up in midfield, and as the Bacup defence retreated, he struck a great shot from 25 yards out that beat the despairing dive of Bacup keeper John Ogden.

For the rest of the half Bacup pressed forward, but the sides went in level.

In the second half, chances were few and far between, but in the latter stages, Town looked like they might nick a winner.

But it was not to be, and a draw was a fair result.

On Saturday, Town took the lead after 23 minutes, as a corner caused problems for the Winsford defence, and Michael Cruz hit the bar before top scorer Danny Boyle rammed in the rebound.

Town got a second after the break, again from a corner, with Boyle again in the right place at the right time.

Winsford got a lifeline from a penalty, scored by Andrew Hurst, but Town held on for a well-deserved three points.

Tomorrow Town are at Maine Road, before a trip to Squires Gate on Tuesday night.