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Burscough Match Preview

Vauxhall Motors looking to bounce back to winning ways this weekend against Burscough in North West Counties action after last weekend’s dramatic exit from the FA Vase. 

The Motormen were unbeaten in their past five games before welcoming North Shields to VanEupen Arena last weekend which ended the Motors run. .

The game was turned upside down for the home side in the final ten minutes after a brace from Daniel Wilson secured progression for North Shields into the FA Vase Second Round Proper.

Kieran Knapper scored the home sides only goal with Leo Riley missing an opportunity from the penalty spot earlier to give Motors an early lead.

Assistant manager Joe Heath shared his thoughts on the result earlier this week insisting the away side ‘deserved’ their win after an impressive second half performance. 

However, attention has turned back to the North West Counties against inform Burscough who have only lost once in their past 12 games.

 Both sides have accumulated 24 points since the beginning of the season with Burscough placed two spots higher due to goal difference and having played one game less.

Heath shared his thoughts ahead of the game: 

“It’ll be a tough game, we’ve had a few different reports on Burscough. I think they’ll be a solid team, work hard for each other but it’s down to how our lads are on the day.

 “Obviously we’re looking to take all three points on Saturday. If we turn up how we’ve planned to set up and apply ourselves right then we should be able too.”

McGraa’s side is boosted by the return of Joe Brandon and Stephen Wainwright after both serving three match suspensions. 

Heath added it’s been ‘frustrating’ losing players through suspension after three red cards in recent weeks.

Thomas Murray remains suspended after his red card against Irlam.