The Mallards suffered their first defeat in six games and will be disappointed not to have made more of this match. Harry McConkey's men started brightly with Hume drawing a save from Anderson and McCartney seeing his deep cross headed off the line. The home side also created a few half chances before taking the lead on the half hour; Matthew Ferguson rising highest in the box to head in Scott Davisons cross from the right. On 37 minutes the Mallards scored a deserved equalis
We are delighted to see our Academy and Senior players being selected for Schoolboy International squads. Tomorrow Micháel Glynn will be part of the NI U16 team to play Australia in Belfast whilst on Tuesday, Josh Largo-Ellis will be part of the NI U18 team to play Australia in Larne. Yesterday Sean McEvoy featured for the FAI Schoolboys in a 3-0 win over the same opposition. Well done guys!
With one win in our opening 10 matches, including a 5-0 defeat to Portadown, achieving a top 6 position in the Bluefin Sport Championship seemed a pipe dream. However full credit must go to Harry McConkey, his staff and players, as a run of form which seen 8 wins from 11 sees us sneak into the top 6 and we now have an opportunity to make the promotion playoffs. In truth Saturday's performance wasn't a vintage one, but all that matters was that we got the three points we neede
Our next Corporate Lunch will be held on Saturday 2nd February, prior to our Tennent's Irish Cup match at home to fellow Bluefin Sport Championship side Carrick Rangers. The lunch is in the normal format of 2 courses prepared by the Encore Steak House, a glass of wine, tea/coffee and free entry to the match, all for £30. Individual spaces or tables of 10 can be booked by contacting Jackie Palmer on 07581147755.
Five second half goals sent the Mallards into Round 6 of the Tennents Irish Cup where they will play Carrick Rangers on Saturday 2nd February. It was most certainly a game of two halves, with the home side making the most of their numerical advantage after the break. The Police took the lead on 31 minutes when Tony Tumulty nicked the ball off Richard Clarke in the penalty area and fired past John Connolly from close range. The home side were struggling to break through a well
The Mallards made it 5 wins from 6 in December and end 2018 on a positive note with a hard fought win at Limavady. That result keeps our hopes of reaching the top 6 alive and kicking with both Loughgall and Ballyclare dropping points. Both sides spurned chances in a scrappy and scoreless first half before Ryan Campbell netted for the fifth consecutive game to put the Mallards ahead. The lead didn't last long however with Boyle equalising for the Roesiders before Nathan Cashel