‘The lads have got to be up for it’ – Lower Breck looking to finish NWCFL season strong with Macron Cup campaign looming

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Lower Breck manager Gary Moore is looking to end their season on a high as they face Prestwich Heys and Wythenshawe Town in the Macron Cup.

They’ve enjoyed a week off following their defeat to Padiham but Lower Breck are looking to give their fans something to cheer about in their final league game of the campaign.

Despite the difference in league position and Wythenshawe looking to win the FA Vase, Macron Cup and earn promotion via a playoff, Moore has emphasised the significance of the competition.

He told Off The Park: “We tend not to like having a week off but that week off has come at a good time for us, losing a couple of players prior to Padiham then it’s a tough gig with 10 players or so for 80-odd minutes.

“A weekend off has done us the world of good. We’re looking forward to it. They were a far better side on the day, we’ll hold our hands up and admit that. They’re happy they’re staying up, they’ve got nothing to play for bar a few more wins and bragging rights, we’ve got to finish the league strong.

“It’s our final home league game, give fans something to smile about especially the ones who followed us home and away, we’ve had some loyal support for our last home game, the lads have got to be up for it because we’ve got people to reward. We were great against Padiham, they’re free-hits this games, we’ve got to back it up with 11 win and stop getting sin-bins and silly cards.

“It’s like any game, these are one-offs the cup. It’s a trophy, something we’re all playing for. When we knew any hope of clinging on to the top two to five was gone before we went on this slump, we always had an eye on the Macron Cup and building a squad.

“It hasn’t gone completely our way for whatever reason. We’ve got a good group of lads and can beat anyone on the night, a Thursday night under the lights at Anny Sports, it’s a big game playing Wythenshawe, they’re flying high, they’re bouncing from game-to-game.

“It’s a big night on Thursday night, if we win that game we get another home midweek game, they’re the nights we want. If you beat Prestwich, we’re bouncing into Thursday, we’re looking forward to the week ahead.”

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