McCann upbeat despite ninth league loss

TIM McCann was remaining upbeat after Saturday’s defeat - their ninth league loss out of 10 played in the Danske Bank Premiership.

“It was top against bottom but for most of the game you would not know which was which. The difference was we made a couple of mistakes and paid for it,” he said.

“The lads put in a good shift today and we can take positives from the game – but we have to start winning football matches.

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“We have Donegal Celtic in the league on Saturday. They are all big games but a couple of wins will get the confidence back in the squad.”

Liam Boyce and Barry Holland were on target for the Reds in the second half before Gary Liggett clawed one back for the Whites.

There was little happening in the first half as both sides tried to get to grips with each other.

Martin Donnelly had a free-kick in the 31st minute but it was easily saved by keeper Lee Windrum and the half ended scoreless.

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The second half was a lot brighter than the first as the Reds took the lead in the 52nd minute.

A through ball found Liam Boyce and he finished well.

Distillery had a good chance two minutes later. Ryan McCann found Gary Liggett but he shot wide.

It was 2-0 in the 70th minute as Barry Holland finished after Distillery failed to clear a cross.

Then home side did pull one back when Gary Liggett shot home from the edge of the box.

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