Corner turned, but still more to be done

Ronnie McFall. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Ronnie McFall. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

Portadown manager Ronnie McFall believes his team turned a corner with the win over Linfield on Saturday, but says there is still more to be done.

The Ports have now picked up seven points from a possible nine and are just two points off sixth spot.

After going through a rough spell the signs are the Ports can now start delivering results and fulfilling their potential.

“It was a big game for us and a big game to win,” said manager McFall.

“Conditions were atrocious but we did not let that put us off and I feel we fully deserved it. On another day Chris Casement might have got a hat-trick.

“Mentally we are getting stronger and confidence is coming back.

“In contrast a month ago we were under the weather, but we have picked up points and hopefully we can keep that momentum going.”

The revival will be tested at Milltown on Saturday with the Ports taking on struggling Warrenpoint Town.

McFall admits it is a game that has given them a degree of difficulty in the past.

“For whatever reason we have always found Warrenpoint tough to beat - home or away so we will not be taking anything for granted.

“They may be at the bottom of the table but that counts for nothing in this league. We will have to focus and be prepared to work hard to get the three points.

“There is a lot of football to be played and our first priority is to target the team above us. If we can get into the top six then we can keep chipping away and see where that takes us.”

Gary Breen is ruled out of the Warrenpoint game as he begins a two-match suspension.

With the transfer window due to open at the end of the month the news from McFall is that there will be no change at Shamrock Park.

“There will be no new players coming in and no-one is leaving. We will continue to work with the squad we have,” concluded the boss.

The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal collection raised £262.96 at the game last week and the local branch thanks both sets of fans for their donations.