Lower Breck manager Gary Moore says his side need a ‘big perfomance’ when they face Litherland REMYCA this weekend.
The Breck kick off their Macron Cup campaign against their city rivals as they look to earn at least one piece of silverware this season.
Their league campaign has got off to an indifferent start as Vauxhall Motors lead the way and Moore’s side were handed another blemish on their record as they were beaten by Northwich Victoria.
Despite their defeat, he couldn’t criticise his side as they suffered misfortune during their 3-1 defeat. He told Off The Park: “On the back of Tuesday, it was an unbelievable win and then we had high hopes going into it but within six minutes it’s undone with a centre-half going off injured, when he comes off they score then your backs to the wall.
“The centre-back comes off then the right-back comes off after half an hour so it’s one of those, we hit the bar, the underside of the bar with Connor McCarthy, the post with Tom McNamara, we looked good.
“Northwich had their moments but we were good then second half, we were good, all over them, we’ve scored from the penalty spot – JJ been fouled and Connor Rankin got his first goal for us.
“They had a man sent off and it just galvanised them, lifted them, probably a little bit of naivety from us but not enough pressure on the first pass and it’s a great finish from Matty Birchall but he’s had two or three moments like that in the first-half.
“That should’ve been a bit of warning but you juggle the side when two defenders go off and we wasn’t blessed on the day, it’s a tough one but we can’t keep being hard on them after every defeat unfortunately they raised it when they went down to 10.”
This weekend they visit Litherland Sports Park, a ground Lower Breck have already visited this season but one they tasted defeat at.
A single goal separated the two sides in that game with the REMY taking the points but Moore hopes the cup competition can see them etched on the trophy by the end of the season.
He added: “Two local sides, plenty of respect there, they beat us at their place, loads of issues that night in terms of sin bins and men off. We’ve got to try and dust the lads down and see where we are in terms of numbers.
“Might have one or two back, it’s a tough ground but realistically, you’ve got two cups to play in the Macron and Senior Cup. Two tough draws against local sides, REMY in this one, AFC Liverpool in the other one, AFC flying as well but if you want to win something this season you need a big performance on Saturday to get the balls rolling.
“The squads been trimmed down now, if we can add lads to it, good honest people then we will be alright moving forward. Little bit gutted from Saturday’s game, as we say every other week, you can climb a few positions with one win in this league, we’ve just got to lift them for this one on Saturday at the REMY.
“Of course, realistically you’ve only got two cups to play in, you want to win something, get something out of the season and as we know in this league, anyone can beat anyone. You’ve got a tough one to start but if you’ve any aspirations of winning anything, you’ve got to go there with the intentions of winning a game of football but it’s going to be tough.
“REMY are similar to us, built a good squad, hasn’t worked well and you’re up and down, that’s the best way to describe it. They’ll be gunning for it, they’re coming in on the back of a bad result as well but we all want to win games of football so we’ll both be going for it on Saturday no doubt.”