Penalty woe driving Ogilby
Published 14/05/2010 | 00:32
David Ogilby is even more determined to do all he can to help Institute avoid relegation when they face Donegal Celtic, in tonight's second leg of the Carling Premiership play-off.
Ogilby had a stoppage time penalty saved by Declan Brown in Tuesday's scoreless first-leg at Suffolk Road and admits he'll have to think twice about taking another spot-kick.
“I was gutted that I missed the penalty, but it's one of those things and I have to get on with it, if we get another penalty on Friday night, I think I'll leave it to someone else,” declared Ogilby.
“I know that away goals count double, so I'm just hoping now that it won't come back to bite us.”
Glentoran target Ogilby was part of the 'Stute side who were relegated by DC after a two legged battle in 2006.
“I remember those two matches well and getting relegated was terrible,” he said.
“Thankfully we aren't going into this evening's second leg 3-1 down, the way we were four years ago. We have given ourselves a good chance of staying up after drawing on Tuesday.
“Ideally we would have liked to have scored an away goal, but that wasn't to be, so we know that if we can win tonight then we stay up, it's a simple as that.
“I suppose if you offered us a chance a few weeks ago that we had 90 minutes at Drumahoe to win a match and that would mean we would stay up, then I think everyone would have taken that.
“Both sides know how important the first goal is and that is why Tuesday night's first-leg was so close, neither side wanted to give anything way.”
Many managers may try to play down the significance of a game like this, but that is not the case with DC boss Pat McAllister.
“The players are one match away from repeating history,” said McAllister.
“The value of this club being part of the Irish Premier League cannot be underestimated. This is massive, massive game.”
Stute have Ruairi McClean and Paddy McLaughlin both missing, while Joe McCready returns to the squad, after he missed the first leg through suspension.
The match kicks off at 7.45pm and will be played to a finish with extra-time and penalties if necessary.
e GLENAVON have agreed a deal to sign former Glentoran man Kyle Neil. Neil will move to Mourneview Park on a two-year contract after being released by the Glens.