Belfast Telegraph

Struggling Seasiders in need of kick-start

By Keith Bailie

Bangor will be aiming to avoid their third straight league defeat tomorrow when they face Dergview at Darragh Park.

The Seasiders just missed out on promotion last season when they lost a play-off against Warrenpoint Town on penalties, after losing just two league games.

This time around they have already lost the same number of games, after defeats to Knockbreda and H&W Welders.

Glentoran loanee Danny McKee will be hoping for his first Ards start on Saturday, when they league leaders face Lurgan Celtic at CLandyboye Park.

McKee said: "I'm excited to be part of this squad as there is a lot of quality here. I'm hoping to learn from this experience by scoring more goals and getting some more grass time."

Ards may have problems at the other end of the field. Both first-choice goalkeeper Ryan Brown and back-up Craig Barnett are unavailable. They are hoping to land a new keeper before kick-off, although goalkeeping coach Alan Young may be forced out of retirement.

The Welders will be hoping to continue their 100 per cent league record when they face Armagh City at Tillysburn, while Knockbreda will be looking for their third win of the season at home to Ballyclare Comrades. Newly promoted Annagh United will travel to Belfast to face Donegal Celtic, as they aim to maintain their perfect record.

Recently relegated Institute will be aiming to collect their first Championship point, away to Loughgall, while Larne will have the same aim at Lisburn Distillery.

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