‘It felt like a loss’ – AFC Liverpool left gutted by Barnoldswick Town drama

AFC Liverpool celebrate after Kyle Schorah and Kyle Sambor combined

AFC Liverpool manager Chris Anderson was left disappointed as they were held away to Barnoldswick Town.

The draw followed their dramatic FA Vase penalty shootout defeat seven days earlier.

Kyle Schorah and Kyle Sambor were on the scoresheet for AFC Liverpool as they came from behind to take the lead but the hosts equalised five minutes before the end to earn a share of the spoils.

For Anderson, he felt it was a missed opportunity as they prepare for the tough task of Mick McGraa’s inform Vauxhall Motors.

Speaking to Off The Park, he said: “Thought first half after a sloppy start, ie conceding in the first five minutes, we were on top massively.

“I thought we had enough to finish the game off by half time, we created about five really good chances, going into the second half I don’t think we hit the same levels.

“Obviously they had a chance to regroup and have a go at us but didn’t really threaten us too much, scored with five minutes to go.

“Performance-wise, I thought we were okay, think we can play a lot better, I think it was a missed opportunity to get three points. 

“I don’t think we played particularly well but our chances we created, we had enough, we should’ve scored those chances, disappointed that we’ve drew the game – it felt like a loss. 

“I think maybe a little hangover [from FA Vase defeat] I think a couple of players didn’t play best of their ability but it was one of those games I guess. 

“It’ll be a very tough game, won on Tuesday, they got beat a game before that but they bounced back. Mick McGraa’s teams very physical, they have strengthened, very difficult game but obviously we played everyone once we know what people can do, we have to be at the top of our game to get three points.”

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