Thursday, December 27, 2007

Boro share spoils with Reds

Source: This is Lancashire

By Marc Higginson

BOROUGH remain rooted to the bottom of the Unibond table, without a win to their name.

However, three of their seven draws have now come against sides in the top five and, once again, they were the better side but failed to make their dominance count.

They looked odds-on for that first win when Craig Dawson put his side ahead, but FC United refused to throw in the towel and got their reward when Chris Baguley curled home a 25-yard free-kick five minutes from time.

Steve Howson, Gary Sampson and Michael Murray had all tested Reds keeper Sam Ashton before central defender Dawson rose to head home Sampson's corner after 41 minutes.

Borough couldn't find a second goal and paid the price when, with five minutes left on the clock, United's Baguley was brought down on the edge of the area.

The inspirational midfielder dusted himself down and curled a super free-kick around the wall and into the bottom corner.

In the end it took an assistant referee's flag to save a point for Borough. James Holden tapped the ball in after Lake parried a Baguley shot, only for the goal to be disallowed.