BACUP Borough boss Brent Peters believes his talented side have to improve their decision making to fulfil their potential.

Borough's recent run of good form came to an end on Saturday as they lost 3-0 at home to Longridge Town in the Hallmark Security League First Division North.

The visitors sit second in the league and have enjoyed a flying start but Peters insists there was nothing in the game at the Brian Boys West View Stadium until Town were awarded a penalty just after the half hour.

"Longridge have set off really well but you always knew with the players they'd signed where it matters, up front, that they were going to," he said.

"There was nothing in the game for 35 minutes or so. If we'd gone in to half-time at 0-0, which we should have done, we wouldn't have lost that game 3-0.

"We had a game plan, we set up well, but like I've told the lads before games between good sides, which we are and Longridge are, are usually tight games and decided by not making bad decisions.

"That's what happened in Saturday, there was nothing in it until we conceded a penalty, which began when we are on the attack, but we lost the ball and they broke on us with numbers, then we conceded the penalty once we'd done the hard work defensively, it was a poor decision to trip someone on the edge of the box when he's going away from the goal.

"So now a tight game has swung in their favour, they got the break."

Bacup have fielded a very young team this year and went into the weekend having won three and drawn one of their previous fixtures.

"We've got a very young side, we had 17-year-olds and 18-year-olds playing on Saturday, Adrian Bellamy was the only really experienced player playing on Saturday," said Peters.

"For some players it's their first season at this level, but we've got a talented side, but you do get the wrong decisions being made, they're honest decisions but they're still learning."

It's Macron Cup action this weekend with Avro the visitors. The two sides met earlier this month and shared six goals, much to Peters' frustration.

"We go for everything here, we want to challenge for honours. I don't think we'll be changing much," he said of the cup fixture.

"We played Avro two weeks ago and we were 3-0 up and playing some fantastic football. Again in that game we made some poor decisions, it was about 75 minutes when we conceded a penalty and that got them into the game and before we knew it it was 3-3 and they looked the more likelier winners."