Lower Breck raring for Bury FC clash as Gary Moore eyes follow-up following Colne win

Lower Breck celebrate goal

Gary Moore says his side are hungry going into their encounter with playoff hopefuls Bury.

A bumper crowd is expected at Anfield Sports as Breck look to continue their run, denting the Shakers’ aspirations in the process.

Lower Breck ran out winners when the two sides locked horns last season. Moore’s side are currently the fourth-form team in the division in the last six after picking up four wins.

They go into the clash in good spirits after their commanding away win at Colne in midweek. Comments from Bury manager Andy Welsh has sparked a fire in the Breck camp.

However, Moore admits the victor will come to down to who wants it more on the afternoon. 

He told Off The Park: “We beat Bury 2-0 last season at home, they won’t want to come here. We’ve seen all the comments about Lower Breck just being an astroturf inside out of a cage but it’s all about who wants it on the day. 

“Bury’s form has been indifferent, their fans will have been shocked to drop points against Longridge – when we know how tough of a side they are. It’s the level and the league, you’ve got to earn the right to win games of football. 

“Lower Breck used to be a fortress, it’s a tight pitch and not as big as these surfaces with areas to play in, it’s who wants it first and foremost. 

“They’ll be backed, they’ve got a point to prove every week but nothing is a given at this level, they know that and their manager knows but you’ve got to turn up on the day. We can’t go into it with no better result and they’ll be fresher but we’ll be just as hungry.”

Breck sit 17th after their 3-0 win over the Reds and it was a return to winning ways following their defeat at home to Litherland REMYCA.

Moore admits each week is a learning experience for his side but there is cause for optimism as they look to continue their solid start to September with the view to finishing the month strong.

“There’s always a bit of disappointment in there because of Friday night but on the Tuesday we’ve won via a penalty and lost by one, we haven’t conceded from open play in three games, there is positives there,” he continued. “We’re dealing with everything but we’re in a good place, regardless if we lose a couple of games, we’re learning every week. 

“To go there, win 3-0 and do a very good job from start to finish, keep their number nine quiet, it’s not to be smirked at. 

“It’s a very good performance, you can go back to the Tuesday before when we won at Chadderton – a team who hadn’t lost in eight games – it shows what we’ve got in the group. 

“We’re making one or two additions and one or two are going out of the door but as long as we can keep this group together, they keep the fight and desire to win games of football then we’ll be happy.

“We’re going to lose games of football, we’ve lost to the REMY on Friday, it was a tight game but as long as we keep learning from it we’ll be good. 

“We only had conversations on Tuesday, if you look at who is beating each other and the way it’s working out, we said we’d look at how we’re doing after 10 games (played nine) we’re doing alright. We’ve got to move on to the next 10 now.”

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