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Half-time rollicking does the trick for Bottesford Town!

Bottesford Town won for the first time in over a month as they came from behind to beat Athersley Recreation 2-1 at The Birkdale Stadium, writes Ian Robinson.

Lee Garside fired the visitors ahead before Jack Bowskin levelled, and Jack McMenemy converted a second half penalty to claim the points with his 23rd goal of the season.

Town’s Head of Media Operations Howard Pirie shared his aftermatch thoughts with TBG.

“It was a real grind today against a robust Athersley team who gave as good as they got. We went 0-1 down against the run of play but on the whole, we dominated possession and puffed our way to a 2-1 win. Jack Bowskin once again was Man of the Match, he has proved a real asset to the side this season, and Jack McMenemy weighed in with his usual goal.

“We now look forward to a tricky away fixture on Wednesday against an in form Worksop side who are on a roll at the moment.

“From a personal point of view, it’s hard work on a Saturday juggling many roles but thoroughly worth it. If we can achieve a top place against considerably bigger budgeted clubs starting on Wednesday, then it’s all worth it.”

Whilst Assistant manager and goalkeeper Leigh Herrick added, “it was a typical game against a tough Barnsley side. I thought we deserved to win the game, especially with our second half performance.

“The gaffa [John Corbett] wasn’t happy at half time and made his feelings clear and respect to the players, they took on board what was said and started the second half strongly.

“We move on now to Wednesday and Worksop for what will be another tough game, just like every game in this division.”

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