“Massive wins” push Lower Breck on as fight sees them through

Lower Breck manager Gary Moore has praised his side for showing their fight and willingness to win even when they’re not playing at their peak.

Starting slow and being off the boil hasn’t been a worry for Moore but is becoming a slight concern.

Two quick-fire second half goals against Remy set them up nicely but a late Tom Hilditch goal made for a nervy finish.

Their task of beating AFC Liverpool intensified within the first couple of minutes after Jesse Dowling put the hosts in front.

But the late surge from Moore’s side saw Matthew Corness and Jamie McDonald secured the comeback and three points as the Breck maintained their unbeaten run.

Six points, ones Moore describes as “massive”, he said:”Huge [two wins], obviously the REMYCA game was a tough one because they’re going in off the back of three defeats and we thought they’d be right up for it and they was, obviously we got the job done. 

“Then AFC a good, fit side they cause problems, we didn’t start well with the early goal but to get the two late goals to see that game out, they’re massive, massive wins.

“Any win in that division is big, especially going to a place like that [AFC].”

Their trip to Skem to play AFC saw two unbeaten sides go head-to-head, despite going a goal behind, Moore believed that they were deserved three points.

“AFC were very for 20-25 minutes to score within two minutes doesn’t set us up well, it’s come from a mistake, you can’t look to control it in a congested area, listen what a finish.

“I thought we looked okay, we had a lot of good deliveries and set-pieces that were flashing across the face of goal, a couple of inches out here and there.

“We went in [at half-time] with a positive in mind, a few of the players weren’t happy with the performance.

“But second half we thoroughly deserved it, AFC had chances, but I thought we looked fitter, stronger, wanted it more and soon as the first goal went in – a lot of the lads said they knew we were going to get the winner – and that’s a great feeling and for lads to have that’s good for us.”

With injuries causing some headaches, Moore praised the commitment of his team, namely Oscar Billington, who finished work and travelled from Birmingham in order to make the squad.

“Them 14 to put in that effort and obviously Oscar [Billington] travelling that far, the performance that they did in large parts it’s great to see.

“We’ve been saying it every week, what’s the pleasing is the fitness, they’re looking fit. 

“We rode our luck in that first half [against AFC] they could’ve got two and it makes the task a lot harder but the lads are backing each other and the fitness is coming to the front as well we’re still going up until the 90 and you need to at this level.

“As long as the fights there, the desires there, we can’t question it. We’ll have bad nights and we will be punished, we’re going one down in a couple of games but we’ve showed our steel to come back win both of them games it bodes well.”

(Featured image by Nick Gerrard)