Burscough manager expresses disappointment from last two but looks to put it right against in-form Wythenshawe Town

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Burscough manager Paul Bowes is hoping his side can put the frustration of their last two behind them against Wythenshawe Town.

The Linnets have two points from their last two and braved the elements to gain an invaluable point against a difficult Barnoldswick side.

Despite the draw, Bowes’ side rued a late penalty miss and a number of squandered opportunities as they had to settle for a point.

Days earlier, they saw their two-goal lead slip against struggling Ashton Athletic as they had to settle for a point.

Despite the recent results, he’s happy with how his side have performed, he told Off The Park.

“It’s another point on the road, the form and the way we’ve been playing it looks like we’ve dropped four points over the last two games, although we threw a two-goal lead at Ashton away, it’s still a point away from home – they will pick up a lot of points against teams in the league – so a point away isn’t a bad result.

“Similar situation with Barnoldswick, we went a goal down early doors, fought back and I thought we had the better chances in the first half.

“Going into the second half, I was quietly confident, we missed a couple of sitters, a pen late on just had one of them days at the office.

“But a point away from home against Barnoldswick, four points off them this season on paper it’s a good result. Any other year you go there, you’re thinking I’ll take a point away from here so I can’t be too harsh on the lads. 

“We missed a couple of sitters, a penalty, a couple of one on ones, think they only had two shots on goal – two of them from distance – but we had a good few chances in their box and we should’ve took all three points.

“Felt like a loss after the game but a point nonetheless, we haven’t been beat which is a good sign. The lads dug deep, worked hard and can’t ask any more than that.”

Saturday’s visitors will be hoping to cut the gap between themselves and second place as they look to creep into the play-off positions.

Burscough face the tough task of overcoming the in-form North West Counties side this weekend as they look to inflict a first defeat in six for the Greater Manchester side.

“Wythenshawe are a good side, they’re solid, hard to beat, they’re a good group of lads. They’re doing win, they’re a horrible side to play against, out of all the teams we’ve played away from home this year they’ve been the best team.

“They got the ball down and played, it was a smash and grab from us we scored late on to make it 2-2 and nick a draw. The lads know what they’re up against think we’re a bit more organised than we were when we first took over. So let’s see, not many teams have come to our pitch and turned us over so I’d like to see a good result on Saturday.”

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