Carrick Rangers away
We knew the importance of this game and how it would be important to start off on the front foot. We knew this was going to be a tough contest playing away from home, and without the help from the injured Marty Murray and Alan Davidson. We got off to a great start in the game with an early goal from Conor Mac, who followed up and scored a rebounder from a Sean Mackle freekick. With some good work down the wing, Conor Mac got a good cross into the box to the oncoming Seanna Foster who produced a great finish with his left foot. This was also Seanna ‘s first goal in the Irish league, what a great time to get it. They got 1 goal back before half time. In the second half we played some more good football and created chances. Carrick also created a few chances seeking for an equaliser, but we held on and defended well. Lorcan Forde was causing problems in the second half and had a few shots saved. Overall, I think that this was a great team performance from the lads, everyone dug deep and left everything on the pitch. Good to see new signing Alan O’Sullivan make his first start, he gave a good performance and worked tirelessly and fought for every ball. This was a great victory playing away from home. This victory also puts 7 points between ourselves and Carrick. We aim to keep climbing the table and catch the teams ahead of us.
Another away fixture for us this Saturday as we travel to the Showgrounds to face Coleraine. Coleraine have had a great season so far as they sit second in the table and pushing for the league. So, we know how tough this game is going to be. We need to get a good weeks training in and prepare properly for the game. I think that we must go into this game full of confidence from our recent victory over Carrick and believe that we can get something from the game.Unfortunately we have lost out to Coleraine on two occassions this season. However, we played some good football in both games and created plenty of chances which we did not convert. The closest we came to getting a result at the showgrounds was back in August when we narrowly lost 2-1. We had a great first half going in at 1-1, but going down to 10 men in the second half allowed Coleraine to open us up and get the second goal which turned out to be the winner.
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