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“We need the 3 points this Saturday” Stevie Moan Dec 28, 2017

Coleraine Game

This was again always going to be a tough game but we went into the game full of confidence after the Linfield draw. The first half was a bit slow and sloppy from both teams and not many chances were created. But we defended our goal well and went into the break at 0-0 so it wasn’t a bad score line against the league leaders at half time.  We came out slow in the second half and after 3 mins we conceded a very sloppy goal that took a deflection and went into the net. On another day those shots go wide so it wasn’t a good goal to concede on our behalf.  But we picked ourselves up as we always do and went back at them and we had our best chance of the game. It was from a quick free and Darren Murray smashed the post with a great effort, again on another day that goes in instead of staying out. We pushed and pushed but never found that equaliser and they punished us. We had bodies up the field looking for a goal and they scored with a great finish from the league’s top scorer. Overall it was a positive performance from us but nothing to show.

 

Glenavon Game & Ards Preview

This was another tough fixture against a side that is pushing for Europa league qualification and we always knew it would have been a difficult game. The first half was evenly matched with both teams getting at each other but cancelling each other out. I felt we had good possession of the ball but failed to create any clear-cut chances. However, Glenavon never really created any clear-cut chances either. They got the break through from a sloppy pass in midfield. The first shot was blocked brilliantly by one of our defenders, but the ball fell kindly to their man who tapped it in with his head. We started the second half brightly and had a good number of chances and possession but again failed to put the ball in the net and lost the game. Overall, it was another solid performance from all the boys, so we can take that into the game on sat against Ards. I have little to say other than other than it’s basically a cup final and we need the 3 points. I think if we play like we did this past 4 games against the top 4 we shall get the 3 points.