Annagh suffer league setback at home

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

Individual errors cut short Annagh United’s impressive run of results on Saturday as Moyola Park left Tandragee Road with full points having turned the tables on the hosts’ 1-0 lead.

An own goal put Annagh in control before mistakes allowed Moyola to capitalise in United’s 2-1 reverse.

Annagh entered the match with maximum points from February’s four-game league haul. Now United will visit Ballymoney United tomorrow (Saturday) in search of a return to winning ways.

“At 1-0 I felt we were looking comfortable and on course to grind out the win,” said Dean Smith, the Annagh boss. “To be honest, even at 1-1 I felt we could go on and get a winner but our performance overall was not great and mistakes cost us.

“We had a lot of the ball but lacked that spark to create chances, although Moyola did not have too many openings.

“We just did not do ourselves justice on the day and made some poor choices, with the two goals conceded possibly the worst of the season.

“It was also frustrating that we failed to really create despite our attacking options.”

United hit the road this weekend in a bid to get back on track.

“Our home form has been an issue this season for some reason,” said Smith. “The only positive is that results went our way to a degree.

“Although Lurgan Celtic should win the league, our hope is to pick up as many points as possible and push for second.

“We face Celtic on the final day of the season so want to push is as far as possible and need to return to our previous heights this weekend.”