Top half finish is still on for hard working Donacloney

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Donacloney have made a good, solid start to the season in Mid Ulster Division Three.

They sit in eighth spot wthanks to what manager Errol Curran has described as a very hard working bunch of players.

“The lads have been working very hard both in training and in matches week in, week out and I can’t ask for more than that,” he said.

“We are moving in the right direction and we want to keep this going into the second half of the season. It is in our own hands to push on and secure a top half finish.”

Testament to the progress that has been made is that the ‘Cloney have already gained more points so far this season after just eight games, than they had done after all 20 games of last season.

“We have made ourselves hard to beat,” explained the boss, “and the great team spirit and battling nature of the players has contributed to that”.

Those qualities were particularly evident in the away game against Aghalee Village at the end of November, when Donacloney dug deep against a strong Aghalee side to win 2-1.

Donacloney have picked up two wins in home and away games against Union Lusa in the season so far, scoring seven with two clean sheets.

They return to action after the Christmas and New Year break with a home game against Hillsborough Boys on Saturday 9th January.