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A 3-0 win at Bolton this afternoon has taken us through to the semi-finals of the Lancashire Senior Cup and a date with local club Accrington Stanley.

All the goals came in the final twenty minutes of the game, two scored by Dara Costelloe, either side of a Lewis Richardson goal, for a team that had no fewer than four players returning from injury on the bench.

We were able to name a reasonably strong team including Lukas Jensen and Richard Nartey, but Joel Connolly, Anthony Gomez Mancini, Calen Gallagher-Allison and Sam Unwin were all named as substitutes, four players who have played so little football this season and presumably, despite no information, through injuries.

It was a quiet first half from us but we stepped things up after the break and, finally, the opening goal came on seventy minutes with Costelloe (pictured) giving Bolton goalkeeper Litherland no chance with a powerful shot off the underside of the bar having been played in by Joe McGlynn.

Richardson soon doubled the advantage with a clinical finish and it was all over when Costelloe slotted in number three from a Ne-Jai Tucker cut back.

It’s given us that semi-final place, which is an away time against Accrington, who won their quarter-final 3-1 at Wigan back in December. Liverpool have won 3-0 at Preston today and they will host Blackpool who won 2-0 at Everton in November.

The teams were;

Bolton: Ellis Litherland, Wes Frimpong, Noah Halford, Joel Burgess, Lamine Toure, Matthew Tweedley, Danny Jones, Arran Pettifer, Samuel Olawumi, Mitchell Henry, Max Conway. Subs: Matthew Alexander, Abdul Kamara, Sonny Sharples-Ahmed.

Burnley: Lukas Jensen, Finlay Armstrong (Joel Connolly ht), Richard Nartey, Harry Williams, Owen Dodgson, Dara Costelloe, Mark Helm, Ben Woods (Anthony Gomez Mancini 86), Ne-Jai Tucker, Joe McGlynn (Sam Unwin 86), Lewis Richardson. Subs not used: Lewis Thomas, Calen Gallagher-Allison.

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