AFC Liverpool endure mixed week after FA Vase win

AFC Liverpool striker Dan Cockerline wheels away in celebration after scoring

AFC Liverpool progressed into the next round of the FA Vase after an emphatic 5-3 win but followed that up with a 2-2 draw with Ashton Athletic.

Chris Anderson was happy with the performance in the cup during their “comfortable” win but was left disappointed after letting two points slip in midweek.

Jesse Dowling was the pick of the AFC scorers bagging a brace in their win as Dan Cockerline, William McCarthy and Paul Speed all contributed.

“I thought we were comfortable and deserved the win,” Anderson said. “They have dangerous players, we knew they had weaknesses and exploited them, disappointing to concede three at home but also in the same breath great to score five.

“We know there is improvements to be made, if you’re conceding three something needs to be done. Overall happy, through to the next round of the FA Vase.”

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They returned to home soil again for the visit of Ashton with Speed adding to his tally with the pick of the goals, seeing his superb right-footed strike nestle into the top right corner.

But for the AFC boss he was left disappointed with the result as they missed the opportunity to notch a win on the board.

“I said to the boys before the game they’ll come the game up for it, we needed to start bright, quick, no complacency with their results and position in the league it’s not a true story how it stands.

“They started the better, we got back into it and went in the lead 2-1, had a boatload of chances but didn’t finish them all off.

“Second half conceded the penalty, at that point, it was a case of if we’re not going to win it, don’t lose it. Would you say a fair result, probably. Was it two points dropped? Definitely. But you’re still unbeaten at home.”

[Featured image: Dave Williams]