AFC Liverpool face Lower Breck challenge as Phil Stafford eyes Skelmersdale United repeat

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AFC Liverpool manager Phil Stafford is looking forward to their “big” encounter against Lower Breck in the FA Cup.

The newly appointed Reds boss picked up his first win in charge as they overcame Skelmersdale United in midweek.

They ran out 3-2 winners against Matt Potter’s side as the former AFC Liverpool boss suffered against his former employers. 

Stafford returns to the dugout in the FA Cup following stints with Litherland REMYCA and Bootle, and he is out to end an unwanted record in the competition.

“I’ve followed Lower Breck since my days with the REMY and Bootle so I know a bit about them, I know a few of the lads as well,” he told Off The Park. “I’m looking forward to testing ourselves against a really good local side. 

“The manner of the win, the previous manager took a few of our lads, I think it was a case of if we had lost that game, some of the lads who stayed might’ve thought they had made the wrong decision. 

“The fact that we got the win, it’s built it up perfectly for us. My personal record in the FA Cup isn’t so good, though.

“It’s a massive competition, it’s what you dream about when you’re a kid. It’ll be the first experiences for some of our lads, it is a big day and occasion for the club so we’re looking forward to it.

“They’re a really good team with really good players, we’re under no illusions that the first two results mean nothing. The FA Cup is a cup competition and we’re expecting them to come out fast.

“That win is massive but it’s only three points and our first of the season but it’s just the start.  It was nice to do it in the way that we did, at home against the club’s previous manager and old players, but it’s only three points and nothing more. It’s something of a platform to build upon.”

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