AFC Liverpool’s dominant display delights Chris Anderson as he eyes similar performance against Squires Gate

AFC Liverpool manager Chris Anderson

AFC Liverpool manager Chris Anderson was happy with the ‘job done’ against Litherland REMYCA as they look to avenge the defeat to Squires Gate.

Two goals from Jesse Dowling helped the Non-League Reds to an emphatic win over their relegation rivals as they shed further daylight over their city rivals.

Prior to the clash with Colin McDonald’s side, he labelled it a must-win and his side puts on a dominant display.

Luke Stephens opened the scoring before goals from Dowling and Rhys Hardacre on the stroke of half-time put them in a commanding lead.

Anthony Lyons got the goal he deserved shortly after the restart before Dowling added his second after rounding the goalkeeper.

With an important FA Vase clash against Abbey Hey on the horizon, AFC Liverpool are looking to cement their place in next season’s North West Counties Premier Division bridging the gap to 12 points.

A delighted Anderson told Off The Park: “We needed to extend our points away from them, I thought we played really really well, one of the best we’ve played this season, scored some great goals, defended really well and the boys were massively up for it so job done. 

“You don’t talk about clean sheets before the game, you talk about winning the game and however that looks you want to win it.  I was pleased we were able to get another clean sheet which makes it four in the last two months so that was pleasing to see, how solid we looked, we didn’t look like conceding really so that was a pleasing point. 

MATCH REPORT: Litherland REMYCA 0-5 AFC Liverpool

“Scoring five goals away from home, all different goal scorers near enough Jesse got two but the different goalscorers we had. The boys they’ve played together, the pleasing thing for me they worked hard, they wanted it, you could see they needed it so they were happy with it. 

“We said at half-time, you get to 3-0 but you need to get four and five. We had chances to make it six, seven and eight it’s a bit disappointing we never got to the massive numbers but we’ve got our goal difference to zero and got the three points on the board which is the most important thing.”

Ahead of the visit of Squires Gate, he added: “It’s going to be a tough one, they’re fighting to survive just like we are and they beat us convincingly at their place so the boys know it’s another important game.

“Hopefully we go with the same attitude, mentality, workrate, quality and if we do all of those I can only see three points but we have to be at it.”

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