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10 Key Moments From Crucial Game In West Lancs Football League Premier Division Title Race!

Second place CMB FC beat title rivals and league leaders Burscough Richmond 2-0 on Saturday in a vital game in the West Lancashire Football League Premier Division title race. It was a close, competitive game played in windy, rainy and snowy conditions.


Two second half goals were enough to secure all three points for the home side, moving them above their opponents in the table.


Here are 10 key moments from the game...


1) Great save by the CMB keeper (5 mins)

Burscough Richmond almost take the lead in the fifth minute from this 25 yard effort, but the CMB goalkeeper makes a superb save and pushes the ball out for a corner.



2) CMB head wide from a corner (25 mins)

CMB create their first big chance of the game in the 25th minute from a corner but the header is powered just wide of the near post.



3) A curling effort just goes over the bar! (38 mins)

Burscough Richmond have another just in the 38th minute but this curling right footed effort just goes over the crossbar and hits the stanchion.

4) Brilliant save by the Burscough Richmond goalkeeper!

CMB start the second half positively and almost take the lead after some excellent build up play, only for the Burscough Richmond goalkeeper to deny them with a superb save from close range.



5) GOAL! CMB take the lead! (49 mins)

CMB open the scoring when a long ball causes indecision in the Burscough Richmond back line. The ball is passed back to the goalkeeper but he is closed down quickly and the ball falls nicely to the awaiting striker who neatly finishes into the far corner.



6) Burscough Richmond goalkeeper is almost lobbed (49 mins)

CMB are in on goal but the Burscough Richmond goalkeeper positions himself perfectly to stop himself from being lobbed from inside the penalty area.



7) CMB go 2-0 up! (72 mins)

A corner is whipped in and flicked on to the back post, where the CMB centre back is waiting. He calmly puts the ball into the back of the net and doubles his side's lead over Burscough Richmond!

8) CMB have a goal ruled out for offside (74 mins)

CMB think they have scored their third goal of the game, but the referee's assistant raises his flag for offside. It was a close call, but the Burscough Richmond defence held their line well to deny the home side.



9) Burscough Richmond penalty appeal (86 mins)

Burscough Richmond players appeal for a penalty for this challenge inside the area. The referee waves away the protests though and says no penalty!



10) Great block denies CMB another goal (88 mins)

CMB are denied a third goal by the Burscough Richmond defender, who gets a brilliant block in to keep the scoreline at 2-0.


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