Lower Breck manager Gary Moore remains spirited despite three consecutive defeats.
Moore calls the spell of form “rare” as his side enter unchartered territory as they look to end the run but see their squad depleted by injuries.
A narrow defeat to Avro followed by Skem’s win has left Breck in a precarious position in terms of the form guide but even in a spate of disappointing results, he is pleased with what he’s seen.
After taking the lead in Greater Manchester, the hosts piled forward and go their rewards scoring three before Anthony Brown added a nerve-jangling goal late on.
For the visit of Paul McNally’s side, Moore saw his pre-match plans teared apart after having a squad of players unavailable. Despite the irritating preparation, Lower Breck put in a solid performance that only lacked the all important goal and would’ve had one only for a contentious offside denied Leighton McGivern a debut goal./
“We went 1-0 up, we were up against it for half an hour. It was one of those games where neither team looked like scoring and would’ve took a point. It was just one of those games but they were better for half an hour without testing Josh [Molloy].
“Then we didn’t test their keeper and we got the all important opening goal and we went out second half and it didn’t happen. Same again, we were short, we were really, really short, injuries are just massive it was one of those games. Mistakes again, they wasn’t the best goals to concede and lads will hold their hands up.
“We’ve got lads individually making mistakes that they wouldn’t normally and we’re getting two or three in a month. Conceding soft goals, you take but the same last week with Skem, we brought Leighton McGivern in, we had 12 men the night before, 11 injuries and I thought we were well. For 45 minutes, we were very, very good.
“Skem didn’t trouble us, had a goal offside, we played good football, should’ve had a tap in from close range and then it turns into a game of football. Skem scored a good goal but it’s another mistake but the finish is great, we have to deal with it better.
“Then 95th/96th minute it’s sloppy, given away straight to their man they run away and score. Overall, we deserved the win, you would’ve took a point on the balance because that’s football but overall I thought we were really good against one of the in-form sides, Skem. It’s tough, tough defeats, three defeats on the spin and it’s rare you’ll hear me say things like that, three defeats on the spin is rare for this club, but tough to take.”
This weekend for Lower Breck, they look to get three points on the board at Barnoldswick expense, but the visitors come into the game on the back of four games unbeaten.
“Good side, organised side. I’ve said a million times now, every game is tough, no matter what. No ones blew us away in this league, got beat 5-1 by Longridge, anyone who was there that day we could’ve been winning 5-1 at half time before we had a man sent off.
“When the chips are down, injuries, 10 men, whatever it is we’ve been in against the better sides so we know if we’re on it, if we perform like we did for 45 minutes the other day, we can beat anyone even if we’re bare bones or not but as long as you’re on it you can get the result, you’ve got to be on it. It won’t be an easy, if we turn up we’re confident. “