YOU KNOW THE old saying: “If you don’t buy a ticket then you won’t win the raffle.”
It does of course carry a couple of meanings. There is the literal one, where you have to buy a ticket to win the raffle and then, in sporting terms, it means to have a go. Try your luck.
When Culdaff FC landed at the Moss in Drumoghill on Sunday to take on Lagan Harps in the Ulster Junior Cup, they didn’t have much fortune all season.
The team under the player-management of John McFeely have lost all but one – drawing the other – of their eight matches in the Inishowen League this term.
The Culdaff FC side before Sunday’s Ulster Junior Cup match against Lagan Harps with Paul McLaughlin first left in the front row
On Sunday though, Culdaff produced a much improved performance to defeat Lagan by two goals to one.
Paul McLaughlin (pictured above) opened the scoring for Culdaff, well …
His shot on 40 minutes rebounded off the inside of the post and cannoned into the net off the back of the head of Lagan’s unfortunate goalkeeper Damien McFadden.
McLaughlin might well have believed his luck was changing, which it certainly was when he learned afterwards that as well as getting the opening goal to set his side on their way, he also matched two numbers in the Lagan Harps Development Lotto and won €50 for his troubles.
Now isn’t he glad he bought a ticket!Tags: