The Bears made the long journey to the Pennine foothills on the Lancashire / Yorkshire border to play Barnoldswick Town last Tuesday evening (writes Mike McLaughlin).
The home fixture, in January, ended 0-0 after a very average performance against a neat and busy Barnoldswick. The match lacked quality and intensity and too many players performed below par.
Barnoldswick lay ninth in the table, after a disappointing run of five defeats in their last six games albeit, deceptively, against top teams Northwich Victoria, City of Liverpool, and Bootle.
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