Lower Breck manager Gary Moore says his side will be “bouncing” into the FA Cup extra-preliminary round against Penistone Church on Saturday after their opening day win over Squires Gate.
In what will be just their second ever appearance, the Breck side were given a home tie against the Northern Counties East league contenders.
They missed out on the competition following a decision by the Football Association but their upward movement to the North West Counties Premier Division sees them in the first round of the competition.
Moore added that he would be calling on the experience of new-signings Kev McEllin and Jamie McDonald who enjoyed success with City of Liverpool with McDonald enjoying a stint in the National League with Altrincham, a few years ago.
Mossley await in the next round, although the feat of Marine may be a distant memory, progression in the competition is something that would be massive for the club.
“[I’m] Looking forward to it, we missed out on it last year, I feel sorry for the Step six sides who missed out, we’re in on merit and what we’ve done so we’re looking forward to it and welcoming Penistone [Church],” Moore told Off The Park.
“We’re looking forward to it, the lads are, we’re bouncing into it on the back of Saturday. It’s the FA Cup, hopefully we can get a good turnout on Saturday.
“That’s the way the FA Cup and Vase should be, especially what we’ve all been through and what all the clubs are trying to achieve. Clubs are trying to help each other, it’s massive for everyone, getting these gates.
“The FA Cup is one of those occasions. Really looking forward to it.
“You’re calling on it [experienced players], we’ve got a few of the lads who’ve played in it. They [Kev McEllin & Jamie McDonald] won the Premier division we’re in now, we have four or five who’ve won the division and I’m sure they’ve done a few rounds in it. Of course you’re calling on it [their experience].
“Cup games, it’s who wants it on the day, same again you want to go in there playing the best football but also you just want to win that day. We’re going in there to make sure we’re in that next round.”
(Featured image via Paul Moran)