‘Why can’t we go as far as we can?’ – AFC Liverpool send FA Vase warning ahead of Pilkington duel

AFC Liverpool open the scoring in the FA Vase against Redcar.

AFC Liverpool manager Chris Anderson has his eyes set on FA Vase progression as they look to reach the fourth round for the first time in their history.

They go into the clash with the North West Counties First Division side on the back of their 4-2 win over Padiham.

The three points sees them edge further away from the relegation dogfight as their attention turns to the cup competition.

But despite the difference in steps in the league pyramid, Pilkington will be no pushovers as they pushed aside Burscough in the last round.

“Obviously we’ve had a couple of results go our way and it looks like you’ve put a performance in and won, but as a consistent basis now over the last few weeks we’re getting to where we need to be,” Anderson told Off The Park.

“We’re learning about the league in terms of what’s the difference between winning or losing the game and it’s that fine margins of an individual error. I’d say consistency, we’re getting there now. 

“Class, every goal was quality. We score quality goals every week and I’m not just saying that because I’m the manager but if you see the goals, how we score and work it.

“Defensively we give goals away in terms of we don’t make them work for them, we work for our goals. I was happy that every who scored did score and the quality of goal was up there.

“If you see it every week on TV, you’d think fair enough, great goal and that’s what it feels like we do every week. 

“It was horrendous conditions, to play the way we played and the way that we scored, considering the weather and how the pitch started to turn it’s one of those.

“I couldn’t really blame them too much [for conceding] after they played in that weather and played the way they did. Frustrating but at the same but you look at the bigger picture. 

“Tough game, we played them in pre-season we know it’s going to be completely different. They’re on a decent run, beat Burscough we expect a hard game. 

“With the Vase, it’s our level and if you look at our league a lot have been kicked out or knocked out the competition so why not?

“Why can’t we go as far as we can?

“From a selfish point of view, I want to take the club to the furthest point they have and if we win this game I have done that. For the lads, they want to go as far as possible.

“Warrington Rylands got to the final last year, why want can’t we dream a little bit of a day at Wembley, obviously we’ll take one game at a time. It’s a knockout competition, if we play the way we should or can play, I’d like to think we’ll make it to the next round.”

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