Words on the week - w/e Saturday 16th March 2019

Mon 18th March 2019 | General
By Paul Lawler

Sharp shooting Breck

There's no doubt that the team who well and truly have their shooting boots firing at the moment are Lower Breck.

Breck's 7-1 win over Holker Old Boys at the weekend followed on from a 6-1 win over Ashton Town and an 8-2 win at AFC Blackpool in the two previous games, and since the start of February, Breck have scored 42 goals in six games.

It's a tall order to keep that run going, but you wouldn't bet against them on current form.

Longridge to the four

With Longridge Town setting the pace at the top of the First Division North table, and with a goal difference of plus 88 from 32 games, it's fair to say that conceding goals has not been a major concern for them this season.

In fact, up to Saturday they had not conceded more than two goals in a game since Boxing Day, but they let in four for the first time this season at the weekend, with a 4-4 draw at St Helens Town.

Manager Lee Ashcroft will be hoping that Saturday's events are just a temporary blip during Town's promotion chase.

Town on form

The form team in the First Division South right now are FC Oswestry Town, whose 5-0 win at Stone Dominoes extended their unbeaten run to six games.

In fact, it's five wins and a draw from six for Matt Burton's men, and no goals conceded in the last four.

With four of their last seven games at home, Town are looking good for their highest ever league finish.

Bad luck Rylands

A shout out must go to Rylands, who put up a valiant display against Vanarama National League North side Southport in the semi-final of the Liverpool Senior Cup.

Playing in the competition for the first time this season, a semi-final place is a decent showing by any standards, and for a while it looked like Rylands might spring a surprise when Liam Moran gave them an early lead, and the sides were still tied at 1-1 as the game moved into the final 20 minutes.

In the end, Southport won 3-1, but Rylands can be more than pleased with their showing in the competition.

 

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