Last-gasp goal hands Annagh welcome boost

Nigel Armstrong.
Nigel Armstrong.
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Annagh United produced a key comeback at Knockbreda as Adam Neale’s last-gasp goal helped to salvage a share of the spoils.

The point from a 3-3 draw offered a relegation boost to Nigel Armstrong’s men entering the final two games of the Championship One campaign.

Annagh face a derby date at Loughgall tomorrow (Saturday) and manager Armstrong is backing the squad’s self-belief.

“Our message to the players has been to ignore the various permutations and whatever else is going on and simply concentrate on our own performances,” said Armstrong. “We showed so much character on Saturday to battle back from 3-1 down entering the final 20 minutes.

“The confidence levels remain high.

“We have felt for some time now that the run-in will feature so many twists and turns and we cannot start looking at Ballyclare Comrades, Dergview or any other team’s results and start the guessing game.

“Our target is the same level of commitment as on show against Knockbreda then we will see how everything pans out in the next two games.”

Steven Park’s double and a Neale finish left Annagh with a point at Knockbreda.

“Scott McCordick came off the bench and made a difference,” said Armstrong. “Philip Craig and Andy Smith were excellent in the heart of midfield.”

Kick-off will be 3 o’clock at Lakeview Park.