City of Liverpool manager Paul McNally is itching for his side to bounce back from their defeat to Vauxhall Motors – but will be forced to wait to set the record straight.
Going into Monday’s encounter with Mick McGraa’s side, the Purps were buoyed by their dogged response against last season’s beaten playoff semi-finalists, Leek Town, which saw them come from two goals down to salvage a draw.
Josh Quarless and Danny Mitchley were on target in the second-half to secure a point.
Defensive errors plagued their draw at Vesty Road and a similar theme followed at the VanEupen Stadium. Lapses at the back handed Motors the opportunity to take the lead and McNally wants to get to the bottom of the issue quickly.
Speaking to Off The Park, he said: “We were excellent against Leek, we made an error that they scored from, we recovered and we were full value for the point – possibly three.
“We were excellent and it was an end-to-end game, which took it out of the players after playing Avro on Wednesday.
“On Monday, we were poor. We were poor in spells and couldn’t get going, conceding after 30 seconds, we got back in the game and looked like we were going to do better but we made another error.
“They profited from it, won, we were poor and I don’t know if it was tiredness but we need to get to the root of that.”
They will have to wait until September 10 for their next taste of competitive action when they take on fellow Northern Premier League West side, 1874 Northwich.
And McNally wants his side to put it right. He added: “Our lads will be working to put it right, working harder than ever, we don’t become a bad team overnight.
“We’ve played three games in the space of five days, I don’t know whether that consisted in the result but we will try put it right.
“We’ve got a lot of training sessions between now and our next game, we’ll be working hard to put things right, ideally, I’d rather have a game now.”