Jason Gibson saw a depleted Bonagee United edge out Fanad United yesterday and believes his side will be ‘okay’ this season.
Bonagee were without the likes of Michael Funston, Mark Harkin, Darren McFadden and Garbhan Grant, but Micheál Doherty’s bace squeezed them past Fanad, who saw a Davitt Walsh penalty saved by Kealan Mulcahy in the second half.
It makes it two-from-two for Bonagee under Gibson, after a 5-3 win at Swilly on Wednesday.
“We’re happy with the start, but we know where we’re at,” Gibson said.
“We’ll have strength in depth. We’re going to be okay.
“It was difficult because we were down a few bodies. We put lads into some areas they hadn’t played before, but they were excellent. That was the positive out of today. We didn’t put any pressure on therm.”
Bonagee last week added former Wolverhampton Wanderers youth Ryan Rainey to their ranks. Rainey, a former Bonagee schoolboy player, spent seven years at Wolves before being released in May.
Gibson said: “We don’t know how long he’ll be here. He’ll come in get his bits, his matches. He’s a Bonagee lad and we’re delighted he’s coming here. He’ll look at his situation as it goes on and we’ll help him to step on again.”
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