Burscough’s Lower Breck response pleases Luke Denson after AFC Liverpool ‘heartbreak’

Tom McNamara celebrates Burscough's goal against Lower Breck.

Burscough assistant manager Luke Denson praised the response from his side after their “heartbreaking” AFC Liverpool defeat.

AFC fought back from 2-0 to win 3-2 sealing the three points in stoppage time.

However, they ended their dismal run of form with a 2-0 win over Lower Breck thanks to goals from George Lomax and Tom McNamara.

Burscough face relegation-battling Litherland REMYCA on Saturday as they look to put a run together.

Denson told Off The Park: “The AFC game was a bit of a blow. We worked quite hard, had to sub the ‘keeper after about 60-70 minutes in so had a defender in goal, I thought we defended well but it was heartbreaking to concede last kick of the game like we did.

“I asked the lads for a bit of a reaction against Lower Breck – a good team with good players – that’s exactly what they gave me.

“They worked hard, passed the ball round well, it’s probably the best we’ve played for a long time. We’ve been on a terrible run of form but it was nice to finally get three points back on the board. 

“I think the lads had more confidence [against Lower Breck] on Saturday they were rushing their passes, not taking their time on the ball and it felt like a switch had flicked in their heads and they realised they are good players.

“We passed around nice, Tom McNamara playing in the 10, he was brilliant again, scored another great goal, I think the confidence for some reason we just picked it up.

“We pressed, we were on the front foot and the lads did what we asked of them. 

“Terrible run of form really, if we hadn’t that good run earlier in the season we’d possibly got dragged into the relegation battle and that’s what REMY are in.

“It’s going to be a different challenge to Lower Breck, the REMY fighting for survival so it’s going to be a tough game.

“The lads are going to have to be bang up for it and now we’ve set our standards we can’t let them slip. If we do, we’ll be punished, they’re a good side, good individuals, we’ve got to be on top of our game if we’re to get another three points.”

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