The First Team suffered their first defeat of the season on Saturday when they went down 2-1 at home to Dromore Amateurs. Given the previous three results so far this season, this performance was well below the expectations set by the management.
The first half was a bit of a non even with neither team having any clear cut chances. Ashley Gregg took a few too many touches when through on goal and Henry Capper did find himself in behind the Amateurs defence on a few occasions, but these efforts fizzled out before a shot could be taken on goal. The first half remained 0-0 at the break.
It wasn’t long before things kicked off in the second half. With 48 minutes on the clock, skipper Joel Adams had Town in front, but this lead was short lived. Just two minutes later and Dromore were level and on 58 minutes the opposition had taken the lead. The next 30 minutes were predominately spent camped in the opposition half but that killer instinct in front of goal was lacking today. Jack McNally delivered at least 5 dangerous crosses without a final touch being added and David Hamilton thought he had stolen a point right at the end only for his header to clip the top of the bar.
Manager Lee Dicskon commente: “Absolutely no way that performance was good enough today! Massive eye opener for us and a serious kick up the rear that we needed! Hopefullt look back and be thankful for it and not regret it”.
Good luck to Dromore Amateurs for the remainder of the season. Town have no game next week, followed by a Marshall Cup tie at home to Caledon Rovers on September 7th.