Burscough’s win over Winsford pleases boss Paul Bowes as Linnets look to use extra motivation against Prestwich Heys

Tom McNamara celebrates Burscough's goal against Lower Breck.

Burscough boss Paul Bowes was happy to see his side overcome Winsford United but picked out a number of improvements.

Linnets ran out 2-0 winners after a goal in each half for George Lomax and Nathan Martland as they continue to move past their disappointing start to the calendar year.

This weekend sees Burscough travel to Prestwich Heys as Bowes looks to get one over on a side that handed them disappointment in the reverse fixture.

He told Off The Park: It was a good result, we didn’t play the best but the lads ground it out and they done well in the end. Winsford didn’t really offer much either but the lads done well they didn’t get roped into getting dragged down into stupid battles and stuff.

“We knew was going to happen from a certain player who plays for them with previous some of our players have got with him. It was decent, they done well. 

“Another clean sheet, we shut them out I think they had one shot all game and it was from about 25 yards out, a couple of corners, but nothing to write home about.

“The lads done well, we seem to have picked up – bar the Macclesfield game – after the bad run we had in January. 

“They beat us earlier on in the season so we owe them one. There’s some motivation there for the lads to go get a result against them and finish the season off strong, we’ve only got Prestwich away, Runcorn Town at home then finish on four aways.

“here’s only six games left, the lads need to finish the season strong starting Saturday. 

“I’d like a better performance, we didn’t play much football, a lot of the stuff went long into the corners and crossing into the box.

“I’d like a bit more football played, with the players we’ve got Ryan Smith, Tom Williams, Chris Lomax, Tom McNamara, get the ball down and play, it suits us more than booming it long – it worked the other day but long term it won’t work with the players we’ve got.”

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