Lower Breck 1-2 Vauxhall Motors: Motors’ second-half gear shift defeats Lower Breck

Lower Breck vs Vauxhall Motors

Vauxhall Motors made it back-to-back wins as they sparked a second-half comeback to beat Lower Breck.

Jordan Deer cancelled out Breck’s opener through debutant Jonathon Swatton before a Lewis Buckley reverse shot nestled into the bottom corner.

The hosts started off on the front foot and took just seven minutes to land the first blow.

A free-kick from inside their own half was flicked on to Ste Milne on the penalty spot, the forward pulled it to the edge of the box with a cute flick for Swatton who curled his effort into the top corner.

Vauxhall Motors did have the ball in the back of the net minutes later when Michael Burkey’s free-kick went all the way in but referee Ben Sutcliffe spotted a foul on Lower Breck goalkeeper Josh Molloy.

Saturday’s match-winner against Isle of Man, MJ Monaghan, captained Breck on Thursday and almost followed his wonderstrike in their season opener with another highlight reel effort. The winger tricked his way left and right inside the Motors box a handful of times before finding space to lash a strike goalwards, but his effort fizzed the wrong side of the post.

REACTION: Lower Breck manager Gary Moore disappointed after Vauxhall Motors defeat

After the break, Motors shifted gear with Gary Moore’s side failing to find their rhythm. Their first sniff of danger came when Liam Turner’s effort was well-blocked by Swatton which saw the fizz taken out of the strike and fall kindly to Molloy.

But it was on the hour mark when substitute, Deer, found himself in space outside the box. He tried his luck from 20 yards and wheeled away in delight after his left-footed strike squirmed beneath the Lower Breck number one.

The hosts had a glimpse of goal shortly after when Owen’s header looped onto the roof off the net after James McClenaghan flapped at an in-swinging corner. McClenaghan was called into action once more when Sean Miller’s volley forced him into a diving save.

But with 15 minutes left on the clock, the former Prescot Cables striker received the ball on the half turn and saw his reverse strike find the bottom corner leaving Molloy rooted to the spot.

Lower Breck looked for a last-gasp equaliser with their best two opportunities coming from Kieran Holsgrove but couldn’t find the target first with a header then a half-volley with the last kick of the game that was a whisker away.

Mick McGraa’s side made it two wins in two to start their campaign. Meanwhile for the hosts, it was a disappointing start to their home campaign after grinding out an impressive 1-0 win over FC Isle of Man on the opening day after being reduced to nine men after 23 minutes.

Match Info

Lower Breck 1-2 Vauxhall Motors

Scorers: 7′ Swatton; 60′ Deer, 75′ Buckley

HT/FT Score: 1-0/1-2.

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