Lower Breck manager Gary Moore was left pleased as they fired home four second-half goals to beat Wythenshawe Amateurs. They travel to Bury AFC this weekend looking to complete a domestic double.
Jawad Jebrin’s second hat-trick of the season and Jamie Menagh’s spotkick set up a clash with Congleton Town for the Breck.
Although despite the scoreline, it was far from smooth sailing according to Moore.
He told Off The Park: “First-half they was a better than us, I watched them a couple of weeks before a knew how they’d set up but one of their key players was injured on the day.
“They were good with the ball, good with their movement and just a young good side that want to play football and our lads struggled to get a grip of it really. At half-time, we said a few things and we went out and were the better side from the first moment.
“Once we got the first goal, the floodgates opened in a way and we were good for it, a tough side to face and a side I can see in the Prem next year but job done, 4-0, looks comprehensive but wasn’t like that.”
Despite the goalless first 45, there was an element of the display that enlightened and pleased the Breck manager.
He added: “It shown that we can grind the results, 0-0 at half-time and the lads laugh because we’ve had so many of them over the last or so, we’ve been in that dressing room so many times at 0-0 and if you’re in that dressing room with that stalemate, you’ve got the second half to go out and win.
“We’ve done it, we’re doing it a lot, it shows we can grind results out, it’s another clean sheet, especially when we had to make a change or two, it shows the lads are coming in and filling the spaces, doing it very well and the back four were great again. Seven clean sheets in 11 games, you’ve got to be pleased with that.”
Jebrin’s treble was his second in all competitions after his inspirational performance against West Didsbury & Chorlton.
As a result, the winger has courted interest from around Merseyside. As a result, Moore has expressed his hopes of retaining services.
“He’s getting all the plaudits and rightly so, in recent weeks it’s been documented because we’ve gone on record saying it, we had a conversation at half-time in the Longridge game,” he continued. “He’s took that on board and he’s his own worst enemy when he’s not playing well, he wasn’t happy with his performances two or three weeks ago but now he’s backed it up with some big performances and that’s why clubs are coming to knock on the door asking for him.
“He’s getting the plaudits, hopefully he stays with us a little bit longer but that remains to be seen.”
This weekend, they visit the Neuven Stadium as they face Bury in the NWCFL Premier Division. In the reverse fixture, the Breck ran out 2-0 winners.
Moore has called on his players to channel the grit they showed in September to do the double over a “very good” Bury side.
He said: “They were good on the night when we played them, I think they were very good, the way they moved the ball but second half, they went direct and it played into our hands but a different game at their place and also a different way of playing, they’ve got some technically gifted players who can play to a certain level.
“The grass can also suit us because it becomes a little bit of a dog fight, it’s a good pitch, I haven’t been for a long time and we haven’t visited as a club.
“Their results are up and down, we’ve beat them and a few others have too but they’re a quality side. It’s about what we can do, we can grind results, we’ve beat the best in the league, Wythenshawe, Bury, AFC, we’ve got to keep doing it, working hard to keep these teams out.”