Annagh handed the title of game’s great entertainers

Dean Smith. Pic by PressEye Ltd.
Dean Smith. Pic by PressEye Ltd.

The statistics confirm Annagh United as the most exciting team in the United Kingdom.

United’s IFA Championship Two fixtures this season have served up an average of 4.9 goals per match - the top figure across leagues in Northern Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales.

Although Smith is delighted with a return of 59 goals scored in 20 league games, he admits the desire for a shift in 39 conceded.

“I’m not sure if it is a good thing or not as we would certainly like to bring down the numbers of goals scored against us,” said Smith. “However, as long as finish on top in a game I cannot complain too much.”

Annagh’s latest league win arrived on Saturday against Portstewart by 3-1 thanks to Shea Campbell’s brace and a strike from substitute Matthew Brown.

Now Annagh will visit Queen’s University tomorrow (Saturday) in pursuit of another league victory.

It is about what is best for us overall and we have the quality at this club to manage gametime

Dean Smith

“Saturday was pleasing because we never needed to find top gear to get the win,” said Smith. “That game management is something we always stress and, if done correctly, allows us to keep something in reserve for future games.

“We have Queen’s on Saturday then a road trip to Tobermore United next Tuesday, so that is the start of a run of away games plus midweek fixtures.

“With that in mind, it is going to be important to manage the squad and not every player will play every minute.

“It is about what is best for us overall and we have the quality at this club to manage gametime.

“Francis McCann is on his way back and Matthew Brown was excellent against Portstewart.”