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Padiham 2 Bacup Borough 2
11:20am Monday 15th October 2012 in Sport
BOTH teams held a minute’s silence in memory of Bacup Borough player Bryan Herbert who tragically died of a stroke earlier this week at the age of just 27.
A crowd of 212 spectators, boosted by Padiham’s fine form and the fact that it was Non-League Day, also paid their respect that had shocked everyone connected with football in the area.
“Non-league football is a family and everyone knows everyone else, especially at clubs in East Lancashire so this news shocked us all,” said Padiham secretary Alan Smith.
“We paid tribute to Bryan in our programme notes and both clubs did likewise with the minute’s silence before the game.”
On the pitch, Bacup twice came from behind to take a share of the spoils in a game that Padiham could have gone top of the table had the won. The home side got off to a great start when Martin Parkes, making his 250th appearance for the club, gave them the lead after only two minutes.
Daniel Cocks put Bacup level from the spot after 22 minutes and then after Ted Cockett headed against the post, Joe Garvin restored Padiham’s lead with a deflected shot from the edge of the area.
Garvin struck the post and Ryan Jones made several fine saves in the second half as Padiham looked to extended their lead but 13 minutes from time, Bacup levelled again when David Liverbrook converted a right wing cross.
Parkes could have won it for Padiham but he headed a cross from Garvin wide with the just two minutes lef ton the clock.
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