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It's time for Mallards to take flight, says Whitey

By Stuart McKinley

Published 25/09/2015

Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson
Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson

Whitey Anderson says that the time for excuses is over and that his Ballinamallard United team must start to turn performances into results.

The Ferney Park side have clocked up just one win from their opening six games and while Anderson believes they should have a lot more points on the board, he isn't using injuries, suspensions or the fact that half of his squad is new to the club as a get out of jail card.

Anderson doesn't see a lot wrong with the displays the Mallards have turned out so far and just wants to get onto the right side of the fine lines that have divided success and failure so far.

"Out of the eight games that we have played there have only been two performances that have annoyed me," said Anderson," ahead of tomorrow's meeting with Cliftonville.

"Against Crusaders and Carrick we were brutal. The rest of the time we been decent and just haven't had the rub of the green that you often need to get results.

"Against Coleraine we went down to 10 men early in the second half and we still could have won the game, but ended up losing to an injury time goal.

"At Ballymena last week nobody could have argued if we'd have won that one - it was one of our best performances and I got the response that I asked for - but we didn't pick up at a corner and conceded with 40 seconds to go.

"If we win those two games we are sitting mid-table and everyone is happy.

"We are honest enough to admit that we have to start to get results.

"I think the period where we could have put it down to the number of new players in the squad and it taking time for them to bed in is over."

Anderson is without suspended midfield duo James McKenna and Shane McCabe tomorrow.

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