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Best boot forward for surprising net finder Black

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By Ian Cahoon

Aaron Black admits that he isn't sure what has happened to bring about his recent goal glut - but also said he won't be in any hurry to change his boots.

The former Glenavon defender, given a midfield berth by Paul Curran at Inver Park, notched up his fifth goal in five outing this season in his side's 3-2 defeat to Armagh at Holm Park on Saturday.

He said: " Thankfully I managed to stick away my penalty on Saturday but I'm not sure where all of these goals have come from to be honest.

"My boots might have holes all over them but if this keeps up I won't be in any hurry to change them that's for sure."

Black's most recent strike for Larne was from the spot to Larne comfortable 2-0 ahead before they inexplicably threw away the game with two late goals as Armagh City recorded their first win of the season.

"Quite simply we didn't deal with the long ball that they were keen on using and we were made to pay for it late in the game.

"We had so many chances in the first half, in particular, the game really should have been out of sight, maybe it's because we have a young team but we never seem to go out and kill games off.

"It's not an exaggeration to say that we could have come in having scored four or five goals at half time, but that wasn't the story.

"Everyone in the changing rooms after the match felt terrible because we were so confident of picking up the points."

He added: "I think we all need to look at our attitude, because we ability wise we showed that we are a superior team to Armagh in the first half, but if you don't do that for a full ninety minutes then we've seen what will happen."

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