Thoughts of Mac – Armagh City 1 Lisburn Distillery 2
A vital win for the Whites at Holm Park on Friday night as the business end of the season approaches. It’s hard to recall the last time the Whites won by scoring two headed goals but each was well taken, the second especially with a superb piece of play.
Well done to Aaron Harris and Matthew Ferguson on netting those but what did Mac (Colin McIlwaine) think after the game? “The boys hurt from the Newington defeat and they are all committed to the club and making sure we are producing what we should be, so it is definitely what we needed and I think the whole club deserved that one tonight, the players certainly” he answered.
“And you could probably hear from the dugout and probably see on the pitch at times that there was a wee bit of nervousness about because we don’t want to get sucked into the bottom six. We got ourselves into this situation and we have have worked hard in training to get it right.Individually and collectively I thought that was a much much better performance and we scored two great goals and we had two or three decent chances to get the third one. We gave them a sloppy goal meaning we were up against it for the last fifteen.
Armagh City play football and they are a good bunch and I definitely hope they are about the league for a long time to come because they are definitely what the league should be about, trying to perform and play football. But this league is unforgiving, it’s a battle and we had to battle tonight again.”
Looking ahead to the Dundela game this evening Mac added; “Dundela have cemented top spot, they are everybody’s favourites to win the league, I think we are the only team to beat them this season so we go into the game positive and the win tonight will help us but it will be a slightly different game there for it is going to be an out and out battle. Tonight we played high and tried to play a bit but we go to Wilgar Park without any fear – our aim is to cement that top six place and we see what happens after that.”
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