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Ballinamallard are looking up and setting sights high again

By Stuart McKinley

Published 30/10/2015

Optimistic: Whitey Anderson
Optimistic: Whitey Anderson

Ballinamallard United manager Whitey Anderson has his sights set on a repeat of the club's memorable first season in the Danske Bank Premiership after a rip-roaring run through October.

The Mallards have lost just once in their last five games and away wins at Glentoran, Linfield and Portadown have seen confidence soar at Ferney Park.

And that's why a fifth-place finish, just like in 2013, can't be ruled out.

"We have to try to do that. That's what the aim is," said Anderson, ahead of tonight's home clash with Warrenpoint Town (8pm). "There is no point in looking down the table now, we've got to try to look up the table and hopefully we can push ourselves into mid-table somewhere.

"There is a long way to go. In this league if you get three or four wins you fly up the table.

If you lose three or four you find yourself in trouble.

"It can all change very quickly."

Town boss Barry Gray says his side are not happy about having to play their match against Ballinamallard this evening.

"They have tried to disrupt us so we need to get the three points and show it hasn't affected us," said Gray. Ballinamallard say there had been Friday games between the clubs before.

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