Manager’s corner (25.3.14)

As we sit at the top of the league with 10 games to go we realise that our season has gone well so far but promotion is never won in March. There are still 30 points to play for and we will fight to achieve every one of them. We are a big scalp for all the teams in the division and each of them will want to beat us. The players have been terrific up to this point and realise the importance of promotion at the club. We have won our last 5 games, scoring 23 goals and conceding only 4 with 3 clean sheets. Bearing in mind 3 of those games were against promotion rivals it has been a good run of form. The weather hasn’t helped at times with games being called off in weather more suited to ducks than footballers. However that is where the players need to keep focused and ensure their attitude is correct in preparation for the next game. All we can do is concentrate on our own performances and the rest will take care of itself.

Our reserve team have reached the final of their divisional cup and play Banbridge Rangers this Friday night at Holm Park in Armagh. To reach a final in their first season with a very young side is credit to manager Gary Redpath along with Kevin, Marty and Stephen. This will be a great
experience for the players and hopefully they can bring some silverware back to the club.

As I’ve stated in previous reports our fans have been a credit this season but their support away to Moneyslane deserves a special mention. They sang from start to finish and was greatly appreciated by the players and coaching staff. We will do everything we can to achieve our goal of promotion to help reward them for their continued support.

Yours in Sport,