‘We’re doing something right’ – AFC Liverpool boss Matt Potter makes ‘previous seasons’ admission ahead of FC Isle of Man visit

AFC Liverpool celebrate goal against Longridge Town

AFC Liverpool manager Matt Potter was pleased with his side’s win over Ashton Athletic despite not being at their best.

The Non League Reds ran out 2-1 winners to make it back-to-back wins following their defeat to Northwich Victoria.

Despite the below-par performance, the AFC Liverpool boss noted that his side are grinding out wins – something that they couldn’t quite manage in previous years.

Potter believes ending August strong is imperative to set them up ahead of difficult upcoming months.

He told Off The Park: “The wins are the most important thing because of the points we get and the more points we get in August, it sets us up for the rest of the season.

“I think in terms of Ashton (Athletic) they played well, they weren’t where you’d think they are in the table, they’ve got good players and can cause problems, I don’t think the scoreline reflects the result they were decent.

“But I don’t think we were necessarily at our best, if we can keep getting results like that we’ll be happy. 

“We can’t win every game and we’re not going to but it’s the desire you have to want to show and want to compete.

“In previous years, we’ve either gone there and played really well and lost but the luck seemed to go for us so we’re doing something right, we created our own luck.

“If we keep doing what we’ve been doing, it’ll continue but when we do lose we have to make sure we go back to basics and we’re still competing in the right way.”

On Monday, AFC host Isle of Man in the league. Last season’s playoff winners have since found their form following a disappointing start against Lower Breck.

Potter hopes his side can finish on a positive note, he added: “We don’t really know much about them at the moment, seen results, they’ve got Congleton on Saturday.

“It’s one where you’re looking on the month as a whole, we want to get a positive result and August would be a good month in terms of league form. They’ll want to win, they’ve come up, they have a lot of identity and purpose about them.

“We’ll see how we get on, we played them last year so we’ll see how’ve they changed and play since coming up, competing now at a higher level.”

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