Gary Moore delighted with flourishing Lower Breck forwards but under no illusions ahead of Litherland REMYCA clash

Lower Breck players line up ahead of kick-off

Lower Breck manager Gary Moore is delighted with his side’s current form as they go into their Friday night clash with Litherland Remyca.

Leighton McGivern, Ste Milne, Jamie Menagh and Sam Turner all found the back of the net in a comprehensive win over Irlam to extend their winning run in the league to three.

The four goals added to the five they put past Northwich Victoria a week earlier but was also their second clean sheet in three – something that evaded them in recent weeks.

Whilst Moore praised the trio of McGivern, Milne and Menagh, he couldn’t let the goalscorers take all the credit as he praised the players before the frontmen.

As the season moves into the second half and the corresponding fixtures begin taking place, Breck are 12 points off of the play-off position but up is the direction they’re aiming for.

He told Off The Park: “Good once again, wasn’t the complete performance by any stretch, we won 4-0 but pleased [to be] scoring goals and keeping clean sheets. It was a job done, job well done.

“It’s what we haven’t been doing, keeping clean sheets so it’s a huge plus. 

“We’ve been working hard as a team. Two in three [clean sheets] it’s massive because it’s what we’ve looking for.  The point against Padiham doesn’t look a bad one because we got the two wins now. 

“They haven’t half clicked. Leighton [McGivern] coming in has been massive for us, everyone knows his qualities, people will talk about his age and he might’ve lost a yard – he’ll tell you he’s never had that yard – it’s just what he brings to the table all-round quality, he’s so dangerous.

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“Bringing Ste [Milne] in on loan, we all know what he’s done, 60 odd goals in 18 months, to get him back he brings everything. He’s not your typical number nine, he can do things all over the park. [Jamie] Menagh’s Menagh, we’ve all seen his assist on Saturday, that’s what you get we all know that.

“That’s taking nothing away from the lads behind, it’s been really good team performances over the last few weeks.”

Friday sees a visit to Vesty Road to play the Remy, a change of scenery for Litherland after they were stricken by adverse weather which left debris strewn across the playing service and outdoor facilities inhabitable.

Colin McDonald took over as manager at the end of September and has helped put points on the board but they still occupy the foot of the Premier Division with safety 12 points off, but Moore is under no illusions about the difficulty of the game despite the difference in league position.

“We only beat them 2-1 earlier in the season, they’ve made a lot of changes in recent weeks with the new manager and some new players who are experienced around non-league – they’re a lot more experienced than our team.

“You can’t look into that, you can’t say they’re bottom of the league this, that and the other, they’re a good side. It’ll be tough game, every games tough, REMYCA could play Macclesfield tomorrow and it’s 50/50 for me.

“There’s a couple of bigger results but there’s a lot of tight ones.

“We’re going into it in better shape, we lost a few last month but you don’t look at that anymore [league tables] it’s like scouting games you can watch them one week and they’ll do something completely different a week later. I’m certainly happier than I have been in recent weeks, I’d be a fool not to be happy.”

[Featured image: Paul Moran]

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