‘The boys will learn’ says Town manager

Banbridge Town Manager Stuart King. INBL1627-229EB
Banbridge Town Manager Stuart King. INBL1627-229EB

Banbridge Town boss Stuart King says his side will take some valuable lessons away from Saturday’s Irish Cup exit at the hands of Limavady United.

The boss was far from happy with his side’s display in last week’s defeat to Newington but was more prepared to look on the bright side this week.

“The lads did alright in the first half,” he began. “We went in level and we knew we had an extra bit to give in the second half but then the goal within a minute of the restart knocked us.

“We will learn a lot from that for our league game up there later in the season.”

It marks a premature end to Town’s Irish Cup campaign but their attentions turn immediately to their JBE League Cup bid.

Town have already knocked out senior opposition in their win over PSNI in the opening round.

Now they take on Warrenpoint, recently relegated from the Premiership, in round two.

“All we can do is look forward to the game against Warrenpoint and prepare for that. It’s a big test but it’s for games like these that we play football,” said King.

That game takes place on Tuesday August 30 and will kick-off at 7.45pm at Warrenpoint’s Milltown ground.

This weekend, Town have no match scheduled as their Premier Intermediate League takes a week off.

Meanwhile, Town’s development team won their first competitive match of the season on Saturday when they beat a strong Lurgan Celtic side 2-1 at Crystal Park.