Old Boys set for final showdown

Robert Love.
Robert Love.

Improved league consistency may not result in the ultimate Division Two title reward for Portadown BBOB but the Killicomaine outfit could turn that run of form into a cup return.

The Old Boys face Donaghmore tonight (Friday) in the Foster Cup final from 6.30 at Oxford Sunnyside.

A welcome addition to the club trophy cabinet would prove a fitting finale to a positive step forward across the current campaign.

“This squad has been together for a few seasons, bar the addition of one or two names,” said manager Robert Love. “We have probably under-achieved given the quality of players across the years but now is a chance for a cup.

“Silverware is a brilliant way to mark any season obviously and it has been an encouraging campaign on a number of fronts.

“We have been able to achieve so much more consistency in the league this season and that is a credit to the focus and work ethic of the squad.

“It is not only down to the league, we managed to reach the last 32 of the Junior Cup and last eight of the Mid-Ulster Shield.

“The title could prove beyond us but promotion remains a priority.

“I am expecting a pretty open final as both teams like to play decent football.

“We have had great support from our sponsors, committee and fans.”

PORTADOWN BBOB: Dave Marsden, Graeme Donaldson, Andrew McCandless, Sam Thornbury, Daniel Robb, William Donaldson, Adam Hobson, Gareth McCombe, Matthew Donadlson, John Graham, Alan Ritchie, Nathan Martin, Stewart Guy, Daniel Macartney, Lee Bonis, John Anderson.