‘The lads were quality’ – Lower Breck manager Gary Moore praises performance in Congleton Town defeat

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Lower Breck manager Gary Moore was positive despite his side slipping to defeat against Congleton Town.

They couldn’t follow up their win over AFC Liverpool with a win over the Bears as goals from Darren Chadwick and Arron Johns proved to be the difference.

After their win, the Congleton boss was complimentary of the Breck’s performance and admitted his side had an element of luck in their win.

For Moore, he notes that there were more positives than negatives, despite leaving empty-handed. He told Off The Park: “It’s more good than bad for us, we were good on the day, we went there depleted, a couple of injuries, you’re going to Congleton, they’ve got some big fellas in the side and Tom Pope, who is a handful in himself.

“The lads were quality again, we missed one or two sitters, decisions went against us but other than that, we done everything.

“You probably still would’ve been gutted coming away with a point, as I say, their manager said the same but that’s footy, he’s had games where he’s battered teams and come away with nothing.

“You’re stood there in shock thinking how have we not come away with anything from the game but we had a laugh in the changing room and that says it all.

“It was one of them, if you’re going to get beat in games of football that’s it, you can’t do no more. We had 13 lads there, a couple of young lads, it puts us in good stead.

“On Saturday, we missed a sitter to make it 1-1, no qualms about it. We forced the ‘keeper into saves, put the ball in difficult areas and it was two sucker punches, they got a pen, it’s one of those, the second goal is a bit poor for us.

“We should’ve had two penalties, 100 per cent, we’ve had a goal disallowed which the footage proves was clearly onside. It’s stuff like that in games of football but you’ve got to be more clinical in games, other times ‘keepers have good games don’t they?

He continued: “But it’s clicked with what we’re asking the lads, we just want a little bit more intensity in and out of possession and when we’re on the ball, let’s go out and get at teams because we’ve got players there, you look at your front four or five and think that’s good enough to beat any side.

“We’re trying to get them on the ball more in areas they can hurt sides and we’re seeing more of it in the last weeks. In the defeats we’ve been unlucky, in the wins we’ve been good, I think in the three wins I think we’ve scored 10 and in the defeats we’ve scored.”

This weekend marks the beginning of two consecutive home matches for Moore’s side as they welcome Barnoldswick Town before Wythenshawe Town are the visitors in their rescheduled fixture.

He added: “Another tough side, haven’t seen them this year but when we played them last year they were a big side but going off that, it was another one where we should’ve been two up, missing big chances and we got beat.

“Over the last five games, we’ve won three and lost two, the manner in which we’ve lost the games, we’ve done more than enough to get something out of them. If we apply ourselves on Saturday with the same energy, we can beat anyone this season and we’ve proved it.”