Sub Threlfall earns a point for Town

Barnoldswick Town respect a minute's silence for George Witowski, a popular figure in Barnoldswick, and a well-known footballer in his younger days, who died on February 14th.
Barnoldswick Town respect a minute's silence for George Witowski, a popular figure in Barnoldswick, and a well-known footballer in his younger days, who died on February 14th.
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Town moved three points clear of the drop zone, with two games in hand, after picking up a draw at home to mid-table Winsford on Saturday.

Stewart Airdrie had more or less a full squad to select from with Scott Byrom returning from Padiham.

Winsford’s Daniel Egan clipping a shot just over the bar, before Scott Reid made a good save from Samuel Marshall.

Town’s Joel Melia was a constant threat and had a shot deflected for a corner after a typically mazy run.

Harry Thompson then cleard the ball away from almost on the line as a shot beat Reid.

The players were getting frustrated at all three officials as they let obvious shirt pulling go unpunished, the final yellow card tally being won by Winsford 6-4 in a game that had only the odd poor tackle.

With eight minutes to halftime, Reid was quickly off his line to block just outside his area, and the ball fell to another Winsford player who drilled his shot wide.

Melia then appeared to be brought down inside the box but the referee waved play on.

The second half started with one of the best moves of the match, Thomas Henderson playing the ball to Melia, who in turn found Zachary Cooper but the youngsters shot was just over.

A minute later Reid palmed away a point blank shot from Egan, and another Winsford player saw the rebound cleared off the line.

Jack Tinning found the side netting from a Melia cross, before, a minute after his arrival on 70 minutes, substitute Mark Threlfall headed in another Melia centre to put Town ahead.

Winsford equalised 10 minutes later as they broke, and Egan drew Reid before slipping the ball past him and inside the far post.

Martin Broderick forced a fantastic save from a 25-yard free kick but a draw was probably a fair result.

Town are without a game this week.

Meanwhile, in the Morrison Cup, Town beat Sedbergh Wanderers 3-1.

Damon Whelan gave them the lead with a 25-yard free kick, but Sedbergh equalised from trhe restart.

Luke Scott put Town back in front in the 38th minute, and after the break, Kieran Lee’s emphatic finish settled matters.