AFC Burnley look to end Lymm’s perfect start to the season.

By: Dan Barnes

AFC Burnley manager Sean Horrocks wants his side to build on their strong start when they head to league leaders Lymm on Saturday.


Horrocks’ men have picked up seven points from their opening three matches in Division Two of the Lancashire Amateur League, and enter the game in high spirits after a dominant 9-0 win over Water United.

However, Lymm have a 100% record in the league and have established themselves as early candidates for promotion.

And Horrocks knows his side will have to bring their A-game.

“They are scoring for fun,” he said.

“They’ve scored 19 times in three games so I’m expecting them to be very tidy up front.

“But if we work hard and perform to the best of our ability, I’ve got every faith we can come out of Saturday with a win.

“If we control the midfield, which is a big part of our game, I don’t think there will be many teams that can cope with us this year.

“But we have to go in with the right attitude and let our ability shine.”

The club brought in several new faces over the summer, including former Barnoldswick Town captain James Crorken.

While Horrocks is happy to have a strong squad at his disposal, he admits selecting a 14-man squad on matchday can be challenging.

“It’s been tough to pick a side because we have a lot of quality knocking on the door of the first team,” he said.

“We are lucky that we have a good bunch of lads at the club, but also good depth in quality.

“It’s not been easy naming a side for the first three games, but I’d rather have this headache than having to scratch around for players.”