ALTHOUGH beaten by seven points by Glenswilly, all certainly isn’t lost for Malin.
The Inishowen team still have a chance of making the quarter-finals and face a crunch clash with Gaoth Dobhair this weekend.
Liam Bradley saw his team concede goals to Neil Gallagher, Oisin Crawford and Darren McGinley, with McGinley’s coming right after Matthew Byrne netted for Malin.
“Our own mistakes cost us,” Bradley, the former Antrim manager, said after they lost out in dreadful conditions at Pairc Naomh Columba.
“Any game you concede three in you won’t win.
“We had got back into it with the goal, but less than a minute later Glenswilly got a goal.
“We were chasing the game after that.”
Brendan McLaughlin’s late penalty against MacCumhaills in an opening day draw has proved vital now with Malin in the hunt for a last eight berth.
Bradley said: “We always knew that our big game was next weekend.
“The day we played MacCumhaills, that’s why it was so important to get something out of that game. It’s a do-or-die game in Gaoth Dobhair.
“It’s knockout football – and that’s what it’s all about.”
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