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Bootle
Burscough
Mon 30 Apr 19:45 - Hallmark Security North West Counties Football League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 122

Bucks Beaten By Burscough

Daniel Murphy goal not enough as Bucks fall to dissapoiting defeat. Image: Paul Moran

Bootle’s three game winning run came to an abrupt end after Burscough came from behind to claim all three points.

Despite Daniel Murphy firing the Bucks ahead, two goals in the space of fourteen minutes from Chad Whyte and Terry Cummings handed Dave Sutton’s side all three points in their bid for survival.

Bootle however started brightly, with Josh Samberg saving from Kevin Edgar before the Burscough keeper denied Carl Peers.

While at the other end, Ryan Jones denied Whyte after the former Widnes man had latched onto Gary Grier’s through ball.

Jones then denied Whyte again in the opening stages of the second-half. Prince Ekpolo’s defence splitting pass released Whyte with Jones staying big to deny the forward with his outstretched leg.

But on 57 minutes, the Bucks would open the scoring. Liam Loughlin’s corner was flicked on by Kevin Edgar with Murphy on hand at the back post to finish first time.

To their credit, Burscough rallied and just five minutes later were level, with Whyte rising highest to head home Cummings’ in swinging corner.

And 14 minutes later, Sutton’s side turned the game on its head. Picking up the ball inside the Bootle half Cummings drove at the Bucks defence and after evading a couple of tackles finished into the bottom corner of the net.

The closest Bootle came to an equaliser was with six minutes remaining. Loughlin’s corner was only half cleared with the ball falling to Edgar who saw his right-footed effort rattle of the post.

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Runcorn Linnets 44 100
2. Widnes 44 96
3. Runcorn Town 44 93
4. City of Liverpool 44 84
5. Bootle 44 83
6. Charnock Richard 44 79
7. 1874 Northwich 44 79

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