Peter Tonge tells the full story of Northwich Victoria’s 5-1 loss at Lower Breck on Saturday…

VICS came crashing back to earth after two handsome wins as Lower Breck deservedly took all three points.

Vics had the first moment of danger in the fourth minute as Brad Lynch picked up the ball wide left, skinned his man and fired in a cross but it was easily dealt with.

In the eighth minute, Stephen Milne was allowed far too much space and fired in a shot which went just wide.

Four minutes later, Vics earned a corner which Carl Grimshaw connected with but his header was defected for another corner which came to nothing.

Then, a lovely move saw Lynch rushing into the box to connect with the ball and then cleverly chipping the ball into the net. However, it was a clear handball and was rightly disallowed.

Lower Breck then started dominating and in the 17th minute, a clever back heel set Jamie Menagh free. His fired cross was well cleared but just a minute later, Lower Breck took the lead.

They had far too much space down the left side before another fired cross was turned into the net by Sam Turner.

Vics then had two great chances to get a quick equaliser, firstly a quick break found Lynch running through but he tried an audacious chip from long range when he had players up with him.

Then came an even better chance as a long ball sent Matty Birchall one-on-one with the keeper, but he came out second best as the keeper got enough on the ball to save.

Minutes later, Lower Breck extended their lead as a lucky deflection found Milne coming back from an offside position, allowing him freedom to go one-on-one and curl the ball past Chris Cheetham into the right hand corner of the net.

Just four minutes later, it was 3-0 as Leighton McGivern was allowed far too much time to get on his left foot and curl a delightful shot into the top corner.

This stung Vics into action and a minute later, Luke Sephton 's volley had to be well saved by Molloy in the Breck goal.

Vics did pull one back a couple of minutes later as first Grimshaw then Ryan Winder had shots blocked, but the ball fell to Ash Dunn just outside the area who smashed the ball home.

The second half proved to be a quieter affair, with Lower Breck generally controlling the game and Vics failing to exert any extended periods of pressure.

However, apart from one good save by Cheetham early in the half, there was little action for either goalkeeper.

The introduction of Adam Owen for Vics down the left did spark a little life into them and he did well in the 70th minute to spin his man and float a cross into the far post where Grimshaw headed wide.

Two minutes later, Owen again crossed but Sephton just failed to flick the ball home and the ball went for a corner.

However, a quick break from Lower Breck found Milne free down the right channel and he easily rounded Cheetham and slid the ball into the empty net.

Grimshaw then had a long-range effort well saved by Molloy before a long ball by Lower Breck was flicked on to Ryan Beigan, who finished well past Cheetham.