AFC Liverpool looking to avenge Congleton defeat after mixed Burscough and Northwich Victoria performances

AFC Liverpool celebrate winner against Burscough

AFC Liverpool manager Chris Anderson has reflected on a mixed week for the non-league Reds.

Oliver Sanderson scored a dramatic late-winner to hand AFC Liverpool the win, beating Burscough 3-2.

Anderson’s side found themselves 2-0 down in West Lancashire before Anthony Lyons and Callum Schorah levelled.

But their ecstasy turned to disappointment as they tasted defeat to Northwich Victoria in midweek.

AFC were depleted for the visit of Vics and couldn’t weather the storm as they were beaten 2-1.

They will be looking to avenge their 6-1 drubbing to Congleton this weekend as the Cheshire side visit Merseyside.

“Quality [feeling]. I thought we had a horrendous start, we grew into the game, we showed character, resilience to get back to 2-2,” he told Off The Park.

“It’s not the first time that’s happened this season, we love to give a goal away and comeback into it. But scoring last kick of the game was unbelievable, great feeling. 

“I don’t think we played well enough or did enough to get a win. I thought they were deserving of the win, I thought we could get at them, but having players unavailable always makes it difficult.

“But it gives the lads an opportunity who wanted to get a shirt and see if they could do something. But disappointing, we just move forward to the next game. 

“Another tough game. I think a lot of the games we’ve got for the remaining 10 will be tough. They’re all in and around us.

“They’re all going to be tough. Congleton got beat on Saturday, drew midweek so I’m sure they’ll be looking to come and get a win.

“We played quite well first half against them last time then got beat 6-1 they drummed us. Hopefully we can repay that to them and drum them but tough game.”

[Featured image: Dave Williams]

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