Players to take a break after cup exit

Ballinamallard exited the Irish Cup at the hands of high flying Premier league side Coleraine on Saturday.
The Showgrouds side secured a comfortable 3-0 win over the Championship leaders, but manager Whitey Anderson felt the scoreline didn’t reflect his side’s performance.
“I felt we started well and created a few opportunities early on which we didn’t take. Then they got a penalty after we tried to play offside and were punished for it,” he said.
“In fairness to Coleraine they had a good percentage of the play, but didn’t really hurt us after that.”
Ballinamallard were caught with a second when they didn’t deal with a free kick and just after the re-start received the killer blow when they conceded after a few minutes.
“Despite that our heads didn’t go down and we kept on working to the end. It’s a game that both sides could have come away with three or four penalties with our Chris Curran having three strong claims for a spot kick,” he said.


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