‘We don’t want it to stop just yet’ – Lower Breck hoping to raise their game against Mossley in the FA Cup

Lower Breck's John McGrath battles with Litherland REMYCA's Anthony Cato
Lower Breck's John McGrath battles with Litherland REMYCA's Anthony Cato

Lower Breck needed to overcome Sheffield’s Penistone Church in the Extra-Preliminary Round replay in order to set up the tie with Mossley, but for manager Gary Moore the journey doesn’t end there.

Moore hopes that his side can build on their form in the league and cup despite below par performances in the early stages.

They fell behind in the FA Cup replay in the city two weeks ago and this week faced the task of overcoming the deficit against after Jesse Dowling opened the scoring for AFC Liverpool inside two minutes.

Two 2-1 derby wins, against Litherland Remyca before a late turnaround against AFC Liverpool, earned a massive six points pushing them up the league.

Now their attention turns to the biggest cup competition in the country, the FA Cup.

Northern Premier League West’s Mossley travel to Anfield hoping to book their spot in the First Qualifying Round.

It’s the second test against a team from Liverpool for the Lillywhites as they beat Bootle 2-1 on the opening day in step four including a stunner to seal the three points.

For the Breck, already this campaign is a record-breaking one as they haven’t reached this stage of the competition in their history, but they don’t want it to stop there.

“[It’ll be] A tough game, they’re a good side who’ve started well , [they] beat Bootle last week.

“We’ve done our homework as best we can, we know what they’ll be a bout. They’re a team from the league above, most of them sides bring extra quality, clever footballers, it’s one of those.

“It’s a great opportunity for the players to raise it from the very first minute, if it doesn’t happen again, it’s backs against the wall.

“We’ll be there to put it in as I say we’re bringing FA Cup football to Lower Breck and Anfield, we’re going to do everything we can to get into that next round we don’t want it to stop just yet.”

(Featured image by Paul Moran)