The Thoughts of Mac v Colin valley
The Thoughts of Mac – Lisburn Distillery 4 Colin Valley 1
It was all over by half-time on Saturday and despite some good second-half chances it remained 4-1 at the final whistle. Colin Valley didn’t fold, so well done to them for battling away and they had their moments in Round 2 of this season’s Intermediate Cup.
What then did Mac (Colin McIlwaine) make of it all? “In a nutshell it was job done” said Mac, adding; “we got off to a good start with Wurzel’s (William Wharry’s) goal and then were disappointed to concede one. After that we bossed the game pretty well and were good in patches and to go in with a 4-1 lead was comfortable and good.
Second-half, we would have loved a couple of more goals which would have been good for the confidence. Nick (Beta) will probably be disappointed with his one-on-one and young Burnsy (Colin Burns) coming one for his home debut had a chance to get his name in lights
But again we had to move people around because we had a couple of people out sick and injured and the squad picked itself. We also had to move people around during the game, so overall, I’m happy with the result. The target was always to get into the next round; I think the performance level could have been a bit better but lets give the boys credit, they won the game pretty easily.”
With somewhere in the region of 120 teams in this season’s Intermediate Cup competition, the draw is always interesting, so what was he looking for in the next round?
“Ideally we want a home draw” answered Mac, “which would be good for the club and the more different teams that we can bring to the club means we can show them how we are at the minute, that we are in a good place and we love to have people here and make them feel welcome. And it is also good for the club if we can get people through the turnstiles and they see what we are doing here. If we have to go on our travels then we will but we have been unlucky in the last few weeks in terms of travelling but a home draw might give us the chance to go further in the competition.”
And it was of course Sod’s Law that Tuesday night’s third round draw saw the Whites drawn ….away to Dunloy. But that’s cup football and we look forward to travelling to McCamphill Park on the 20th January 2018.
Meantime on Saturday, it’s back to league action and Sport & Leisure Swifts again, this time though the game is at Glen Heights (kick-off 2.00pm).
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