Lower Breck manager Gary Moore has insisted that their season is not over as they sit 10 points off Skelmersdale United who sit second.
Their recent form has brought a mixed bag with three wins, two draws and a defeat to the leaders, Macclesfield.
The outlook of the season has left the Breck manager disappointed after his pre-season hopes but failed to rule out that the season was over for them with 20 games left of the season remaining.
Last time out against Northwich Victoria, they turned on the style with four different goalscorers as Ste Milne scored a double on his return to the side with Leighton McGivern superbly curling in the fourth.
Whilst the Lower Breck manager highlighted one of the weaknesses from his side in the first half of the season.
“In terms of losses, we were playing well. We had the game against Macclesfield and we played well that day, everybody there agreed with us,” he told Off The Park.
“That’s been the story really, until Congleton away and we weren’t the best, we had loads of possession but we weren’t good on the day. We had a man sent off and that galvanised us which is a role reversal of what we’ve seen this season in terms of going down to 10 men.
“The last two games we’ve been really good but we drew a blank against Padiham, we couldn’t do no more to score and you can’t be critical when you have so many chances, just not taking them, that happens in football. Last week against Northwich, we were first class, it was really good.
“We can’t have no complain with what we came into the season with in terms of squad because we brought in lads who’ve won this league, they know how to win it, but of course you’ve got to get as a side that’s 16-18 lads gelling.
“We’ve got a couple of young lads 18/19-year-olds learning their trade at this type of level, one of the lads Sam Turner had never played adult football before until he kicked a ball for us.
“It’s been topsy-turvy, all managers will say the same, with injuries, players unavailable and the amount of games player in a short space of time that’s all it’s been.
“We have been inconsistent in terms of performance as well but you’ve got to bring every factor into it, it’s not been we’ve been poor, it is a learning curve in terms of stepping up but I don’t think it’s the step up that’s why we’ve been inconsistent.
“What we’ve seen over the last few weeks has been really good and the last six or seven games we look like a side again, a Breck side playing decent football creating chances and that’s what you’ve got to do.
“We’ve made a couple of changes last week but we’ve been up and down in how we’ve played in the last year and we haven’t set the world alight, only on a couple of occasions which is not like us. The younger lads have, Sam Turner has been quality, his work rates unbelievable.
“We hold our hands up, we’ve made changes when we didn’t need to make them and we’ve probably not made changes when we needed to, giving lads two, three games there then bringing them out for one or two type of thing. It’s just been one of those seasons in all aspects we haven’t been too bad but at the same time we haven’t been good enough.
“This could be like a long pre-season on Saturday for us, there’s 20 games to go we could go on a great run, get the lads together as a solid group and go into next year. It sounds mad to say when you’ve got 20 games remaining but as I say, we’re 10 points behind second we’ve got a lot of catching up to do and it can be done. You can see building blocks, something to build on with these lads let’s see if we can keep them together.
“Twenty games to go, 60 points on the table, it’s easier said than done but if you turn up like we did against Northwich we’ll win 20 games but that is easier said than done. “
“We know where we are, we’ve still got a few unavailable, once we’ve got that full 18, we’re a match for any side in this division, so the seasons far from over – I’d be a fool to say it.”