‘We’ve got to go there and do our job’ – Lower Breck manager Gary Moore highlights magnitude of Isle of Man task

Lower Breck celebrate goal vs Bury AFC

Lower Breck manager Gary Moore has heaped importance on his side putting in a performance if they are to progress against Isle of Man in the FA Vase.

The Breck will travel across the channel to the Isle of Man as they take on North West Counties opposition in the next round of the Vase.

They have already beaten this weekend’s opponents they valiantly battled with nine men to a 1-0 win.

Moore knows all too well the quality of his side and despite Isle of Man losing five of their last six, the Lower Breck boss says form goes out the window on these occasions.

He told Off The Park: “It [form] does go out the window, we had a tough game in the previous round with Daisy Hill who will be gutted they went out the competition.

“We’ve already visited the Isle of Man once, we got a great win there, backs against the wall, it was the perfect start to the season but it didn’t materialise that way because it’s been up and down.

“We’re a little bit short but it’s what every team is facing, you’ve got to go there, if you’ve been there and won, you know you can go there again and win.

“It’s a massive pitch, you’ve got to play the pitch to your strengths and the group that goes there, it’s a group more than capable of picking up a massive win and put us in the next round. Form goes out the window in the cup, no extra-time and straight to pens.

“We’ve got to go there and do our job and do what we’ve done three out of our last four, REMY aside, we’ve been good.

“Isle of Man, their lucks not there for them but what they face to put in a performance, they may be losing but they’re a good side, we found that out when we played them. It’s about us, as long as we put in a performance, we’ll be good.”

Ryan Beigan’s late header against Kendal Town saw the Breck return to winning ways following their midweek defeat to Litherland REMYCA.

Despite the game being evenly matched in stages, Moore was delighted that his side claimed three points.

He continued: “First 20 minutes was really good, we could’ve scored three or four, there was some very very good chances. Everything that we’ve been pushing for the lads came out the blocks, could’ve been three or four up but that’s been the stories of every team’s season.

“Kendal grew into the game and second half they really took it to us, we looked a little bit heavy on the legs whereas in previous games like Bury where we had to double up and do the jobs really, really well – some of the lads didn’t do that.

“They had great opportunities but we had a conversation at half-time where we could get to Kendal and a ball over the top was one of those and that’s where the goal came from. We were quite happy with that, the lads kept persevering, they had a moment and they took it so delighted with three points.

“In the defeats this season, we’ve been beaten by Vauxhall 2-1, Avro 1-0, REMY 1-0 and there’s factors behind every defeat, every manager will say that.

“When you’re not playing well, try not to lose a game of football there’s games that you deserve to win and might not come out with some of them ones. It’s getting something out of the game, it was probably a fair point for both sides,  I said that to the Kendal manager at the end.

“You take wins from games like that it only spurs the lands on to know they dig deep in games, the longer the games 0-0, the longer you have the chance to win the game but don’t give it away, throw it away, we seen that at REMYCA when we’ve gone 1-0 down, discipline for whatever reason went out the window, you’ve got to stay in games.

“I think we’ve had a little bit of a response from players in recent weeks, we’ve won three out of four, we’ve kept three clean sheets and Theo Roberts coming in has been a massive, massive addition for us as a keeper.

“We’ve found something on the pitch, you’re not going to win every game but there’s a manner of getting beat and you have to take them on the chin but the more games you stay in, the more games you’ll win yourselves.”

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