‘We weren’t the better side’ – Lower Breck manager Gary Moore disappointed after Vauxhall Motors defeat

Lewis Buckley's effort which proved to be the winner for Vauxhall Motors vs Lower Breck

Lower Breck manager Gary Moore admitted his side didn’t deserve to beat Vauxhall Motors despite taking the lead in the first-half.

Defender Jonathon Swatton opened the scoring for Breck on his return to the club with a superb curling effort.

MJ Monaghan and Ste Milne were dangerous in the first-half for the hosts with the Lower Breck captain going close to doubling the hosts lead.

But a second-half fightback from Mick McGraa’s side saw them secure a comeback win for the Motormen. After substitute Jordan Deer restored parity before Lewis Buckley won it for the visitors.

Speaking to Off The Park after the defeat, a disappointed Moore could only admit the victors’ win was deserved: “Yeah (frustrating result) but Vauxhall deserved it, they were better than us all over the park, well a lot better in quality but they did the right things at the right time as I say I think were just sloppy, sloppy with the ball. We’ve got to learn from it,” he said. 

“At half-time, we were happy because you’re going in 1-0, you haven’t played your best but we said we got to move up a gear or two.

MATCH REPORT: Lower Breck 1-2 Vauxhall Motors

“We can’t come out sloppy and I think the first two, three passages of play we just give the ball away and that typified the second half for me, give them the momentum,” he added ruing a below-par second half. 

“Just not enough creativity, don’t think in possession we had that quality on it,” Moore said highlighting what was missing from the display.

“How many times did we string five, six, seven, eight passes in there? There wasn’t many, that’s just something we’ve got to look. 

“Even from Saturday, we’re just coming in bouncing going to the Isle of Man and winning with nine men but today’s another day.

“We told the lads listen you’ve got to come out with the traps, we got the goal and that’s the way games are going to be this season – you’re not going to roll teams over at this level. You know, 1-0 it’s that score line but you’ve got to hold your hands up and say we weren’t the better side.” 

With the frustration fresh on the minds of the Breck players, Gary Moore has his sights firmly on their FA Cup clash with Penistone Church to put things right, he demanded: “It’s flat, you walk in (the dressing room) and it’s flat, you know what the lads are like. We just said to them the league’s not won or lost on a couple of games. It’s hard but there’s no better game to bounce back to with the FA Cup.”

[Featured image: Paul Moran]

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