We suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat to Enniskillen Rangers on Saturday afternoon at Drumad. As expected, Rangers had a lot of possession but were unable to break us down and were restricted to shots from distance, whilst we coped well with crosses and corners. Chances for us were at a premium. Our best move of the day came after 6 or 7 passes in midfield released Ryan Lindsay down the right and he drilled a low cross which Paul Elliott just couldn’t direct on target. Our best chance came when William Armstrong latched on to a knock down from Stuart Cochrane but he didn’t catch his shot cleanly and the Rangers keeper gathered easily. We worked hard to deny Rangers space in key areas of the pitch and went in at half time scoreless and all to play for.
The second half continued in the same fashion with Rangers seeing plenty of the ball without creating anything meaningful. However, they did take the lead with about 20 minutes remaining in fortuitous circumstances. The lively Christopher Currie cut in from the right wing and his left foot cross looped over the helpless Sam McDonald and nestled right in the top corner. Lewis Vance was brought on to replace the injured Aaron Lindsay, whilst Sam Lindsay and Ryan O’Keefe were introduced as we went in search on equaliser, pushing more numbers forward. However, this left gaps and the back and McDonald made an excellent save from Stuart Rainey, whilst Lewis Vance made a great recovery to deny Jason Keenan a shot at goal. We failed to create any clear cut chances at the other end, a Sam Lindsay volley saved by the Rangers keeper being more or less our only effort on target in the closing minutes. Disappointing not to get something from the game but nonetheless it was a much more solid performance from everyone and we can carry those positives in to our next games.