Belfast Telegraph

Friday 25 July 2014

Brown bids to blow away gloom at Lisburn Distillery

Jimmy Brown has vowed to keep fighting to lift Lisburn Distillery off the foot of the Carling Premiership table.

Without a win and with just one point collected in seven games, the Whites are already looking like candidates for relegation unless things improve quickly.

That means players such as Dave Rogers, Philip Simpson, Gavin Melaugh, Glenn Ferguson and Rory Hamill — who Brown brought to the club after taking over from Paul Kirk in the summer — have yet to taste victory in a White shirt.

And with 11 goals conceded in their last two games there doesn’t seem to be any light at the end of the tunnel for Brown and his troubled troops, who face fellow strugglers Ballymena United at Ballyskeagh tonight as they aim to claw their way from the foot of the table into a position of safety.

“It’s been a tough six weeks since the league started,” admitted Brown.

“I put together a squad and when you look at it on paper you say it’s a fair squad, but on the pitch it hasn’t worked that way.

“It’s my job to keep working at it, it’s difficult, it’s hard and the heads are down in the dressing room, my head is down too, but I’ll pick myself and get back at it again.”

Leaking goals has been a problem for the Whites and Brown wants to see that problem sorted out before the team can move forward and start collecting points.

“We’ve found ourselves two or three goals down at half-time in games and it’s hard enough trying to win games without being in that kind of situation,” he said.

Ballymena are slightly better off, with six points from their eight games so far, coming from two wins, but they are only two places better off than the Whites — who have a game in hand.

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