GLENFIN HAVE MANAGED to avoid defeat in five play-offs in the last few years and Liam Ward’s team will have to summons their never-say-die attitude again this weekend.
Saturday’s 1-11 to 2-8 draw with Killybegs earned Glenfin a replay in the Senior Championship’s relegation play-off.
A late rally of three points saw Glenfin come back from the brink.
“In a drawn match you can always point to things. We missed a few chances and could have been over the line, but our ‘keeper made a brilliant one-on-one save. Fair play to them, they came back to draw level,” said Glenfin manager Liam Ward.
Gerard Ward netted a goal for Glenfin in the 14th minute, but Eoghan Ban Gallagher struck a three-pointer down the other end while Evan Broderick bagged a second Killybegs goal.[adrotate group=”81″]
Ward said: “The second goal came very early in the second half. It wasn’t a great goal for us to concede.
“We came back, but we could never get the point to draw level. When they went three up, it looked like the game was gone, but they dug deep and came back.”
Kevin McGlynn struck the equaliser for the Pairc Taobhoige men and Ward hailed his battling charges.[adrotate group=”38″]
He said: “Kevin McGlynn has been playing football for Glenfin for a long time and he’s still doing the business. Men like him deserve to be playing senior football.”
Glenfin have survived in two League and two Championship play-offs. Saturday’s was a fifth play-off and they have another chance to save their senior status in the replay.
Ward said: “I felt that the teams were evenly matched. Going away from it, I still believe that and there isn’t more than a kick of a ball between us. We’d been hoping for a drier day and maybe to be a wee bit sharper in front of goal.”
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