‘It’s a lesson for us’ – AFC Liverpool manager Matt Potter left disappointed after Lower Breck defeat

Lower Breck celebrate vs AFC Liverpool

AFC Liverpool manager Matt Potter says his side must learn the lessons from their defeat to Lower Breck.

Both sides couldn’t be separated until after the hour mark, with a suspension of play just after the interval.

Lower Breck’s Connor Rankin and Connor McCarthy scored the goals that proved to be the difference between the two sides.

The defeat keeps AFC Liverpool in third after they missed the chance to cut the deficit to four points with Wythenshawe Town having a game in hand.

Speaking on the defeat, Potter told Off The Park: “I think in the first-half we did well, I think both sides had chances to get goals and 0-0 was fair at half-time but I think we did enough to get a little bit ahead.

“Second half, the fog just killed us a bit. Credit to them, they just reacted and our mentality shifted a little bit, a bit too negative and ‘if the game was going to be off’ and that’s something we learn by now.

“It’s a wacky situation because you don’t get fog all the time but it’s a lesson for us after the run we’ve been on that we can’t switch on and have to concentrate on.

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“It’s a shame because that’s the things we’ve been doing so far this season, we’ve been strong as a unit and being difficult to break down, unfortunately, it just didn’t really happen and they took their chances and we haven’t.

“When the second goal went in, it kind of killed the game, I think everything was a little bit flat,” the AFC boss added.

They face a short turnaround as they travel to Winsford United on Saturday, a team just outside the two relegation places but have established a run recently as they enter the game unbeaten in their last four.

It is a fixture Potter has earmarked for improvement. He said: “It was a bit of a weird mood, I’m not sure if it was nerves but even in the warm-up both sides were very quiet, a bit tepid.

“It happens, you’re not going to win every game, we’ve had run of the mill in other games, what we do now is rebuild. We’ve got a very short turnaround now with Winsford on Saturday so less than 48 hours to rectify.”

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