Burscough endure dismal Prestwich Heys draw as games tick down

Tom McNamara celebrates Burscough's goal against Lower Breck.

Burscough boss Paul Bowes reflected on their draw to Prestwich Heys as their season edges to conclusion.

Linnets enjoyed an astronomic rise up the table from relegation candidates to potential promotion outsiders but with only one team allowed progressing and a dip at the turn of the year, they sit in the top six.

Mitch Kinsella cancelled out Jack Coop’s effort within the last 15 minutes to secure a point, with the signs for the future positive, the Burscough manager was happy to return to West Lancashire with a point.

Speaking to Off The Park, he said: “It was a bit of a bad game. During the week, we tried to get the game moved to our pitch because they had problems with drainage on their pitch.

“It never materialised and we ended up playing on it, it was like playing on a bog. We played, it was the same for both teams but a draw was probably fair. It was just a bad game overall, draw was probably fair and I’d of taken a draw before the game. 

“The pitch wasn’t the pitch, they just couldn’t get hold of it. It was a bit of a bad day at the office for us, it was the same for both teams, both making chances and silly mistakes we don’t normally make – sure they were doing the same.

“It was just a nothing game, it’s hard to motivate them and put in a good performance like October, November, December. Prestwich needed a point to secure safety in the league so I think they were happy with the point, it’s hard for me to force our lads when we’ve got nothing to play for.  

“They’ve been decent away from home, they’ve made good signings since Niall’s gone in. I’m expecting a tough game, it’s our last game so the lads want to put on a show, show what they can do.

“They’re fighting for their places for next year, they don’t want me or Denno to be replacing them so they’ve got to perform in the last few games if they want to stay at the club. We just want to progress and get better and if lads don’t show it, we have to place them.”

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