Goal drought a concern for Feeney

IT was a familiar story for Lee Feeney on Saturday. The Bangor manager watched his side pass up a number of opportunities before conceding the decisive goal in a Premier Intermediate League set back.

Goal scoring has become a problem for the Seasiders, with Feeney’s men only finding the net twice in the last five outings.

That’s a problem that Feeney is keen to solve, but he stresses it needs to be a team effort. “It doesn’t just fall on our strikers to score,” said the Bangor manager. “Our team talk before the match was about the importance of taking our chances and making sure that we are chipping in with goals right across the pitch.

“Generally our defence has been spot on this season, and they have kept us in games this season. It’s goalscoring that is a problem, but that isn’t just on the shoulders of the strikers. “It was a really frustrating afternoon and it’s the one result this season that has annoyed me the most.

 “We dominated the game and Distillery didn’t have one chance in the second half apart from the goal. “Give their lad credit because he had a lot of work to do to score the goal, but we’ve got to do better in dealing with it. “We were camped in their half but ultimately we’ve had a bad day in both boxes. First half the game should have been out of sight and then in the second half we maybe struggled to create the openings that our possession and territory deserved.”

Saturday’s defeat leaves the Seasiders in third place, four points behind league leaders Armagh City – albeit with two games in hand. Between the two teams lie Newington and it’s a double header against both Newington and Armagh City in the next fortnight that may determine Bangor’s hope of promotion. The Seasiders travel to Solitude this Saturday (2pm) to face Newington who enjoyed a seven goal victory over PSNI last weekend.