Belfast Telegraph

Friday 19 December 2014

Newry City are drawing no comfort for Flynn

Newry City travel to Mourneview Park today hoping to put an end to their fascination with drawing.

The Bordermen have only lost twice this season but they have picked up a point in five other games and won another.

Had they managed to win just two of those five games — which is something they probably should have done — Gerry Flynn’s side would have been sitting pretty in fifth place in the JJB Sports Premiership.

Instead they are just two places ahead of today’s opponents Glenavon who have hardly had the best of starts themselves.

One thing is for sure, if City are to start climbing up the table, then they are going to have to start finding the net with much more regularity — or at least try and get a second goal, as leads have been lost all too often this season. For that they will be looking to Chris Morgan who is yet to open his account for the season.

As for Glenavon, they too have been far from impressive but their stop start season seems to have taken its toll.

They have played seven games this season and found the various for games being called off more frustrating than most.

Manager Stephen McBride has seen his side win just twice and while it looked as though the tide was turning, they lost to Institute in midweek.

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