Two goals in eight minutes from Matthew Corness and Jamie McDonald spelt AFC Liverpool’s first defeat of the season, but despite “little mistakes” manager Chris Anderson believes the club is in a good position.
The Lower Breck fightback saw the Anfield side leave JMO Sports Park with three points despite AFC Liverpool taking the lead early on through.
Kyle Schorah, as he did in the FA Cup, earned the headlines for his late winner against Avro which saw Anderson’s side continue their run in the league.
Initially, Jonathan Croasdale got the Reds off to a good start on the half hour mark but the visitors restored parity five minutes before the break.
Praising his side’s “never say die” attitude, Anderson said: “[I] Thought we got what we deserved thought we dug in, we played better.
“Even when we were 1-1 at half-time, I was happy. I was happy with how we played even though we won the previous games and I wasn’t happy, I was thinking we played better here [against Avro] we’re not winning the game but we played better so that give me confidence.
“Then obviously it was that never say die attitude and we kept going and Kyle’s [Schorah] popped up to get the winner.”
Tuesday saw fellow unbeaten Liverpudlians, Lower Breck, visit Skem, inside the opening minute, Jesse Dowling sumptuous lob put AFC in the lead.
“Just how the goal was scored, the football and how it came about was frightening, that levels of movement, passing and intricacy then the finish itself was a joke,” Anderson raved.
“That’s a high level stuff, what you see in the pyramid higher, it was a fantastic start.”
But in the second half, Gary Moore’s side came out battling in order to maintain an unbeaten start to life in the North West Counties Premier Division.
On reflection, the AFC manager felt that a draw might’ve been a fair result and one he would have welcome pre-match but an outcome he can’t be wax lyrical about.
“I think deep down a fair result would’ve been a draw, I think both team would’ve took the draw before the game was played.
“A draw might’ve been a fair result but the way they came at us in the second half and in theory we stopped doing what we did in the first half. So I can’t begrudge them getting the three points either.
“There’s always positives, at this level little mistakes, we’ve allowed Jamie Menagh to put the ball in the box we’ve got tighter and shut the cross down, little things in games that make things happen.
“There is positives, we’re not going to win every game in the league so its one of those because it’s a derby, but they’re a good side they’ll be up there.
“We just roll on, can’t just start crying and throw your toys out the pram so you just get on with it.
“These boys, they’ve grown over 18 month to two to three year period, the foundations started when Ben and Stu took over and then I came in and taken over, where we are now is probably the best the clubs ever been in so they’re young, they’re going to make mistakes so we just roll with it.”