Enniskillen Rangers 0 Killen Rangers 2

Enniskillen Rangers manager Michael Kerr says some of his players need to ‘take a look in the mirror’ following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at home to Killen Rangers.

Big improvement

Kerr believes that his side will need to show a big improvement if they are to stand a chance of retaining the Mulhern Cup, their only chance of silverware remaining this season, with Irvinestown Wanderers awaiting in the quarter final of the competition.

The ‘Gers had gone behind to first half goals from Andrew Stevenson and Jordan Orr and although they did show an improvement after the break they could find no way past veteran goalkeeper Paddy Morrison.

And the day went from bad to worse for the Ball Range based outfit as goalkeeper Joel Peden was red carded late on which will leave him suspended for the Irvinestown cup clash.

“The disappointing thing for me was the response after going two goals down in the first half, there was no reaction from the players over the remainder of the half although in the second half we were much better.

“It epitomised our season, to be honest, we can play well against the top teams but then struggle against those in the bottom half.

“There are individual players who need to take a look in the mirror, they need to look at themselves and ask can they do better.

“The Mulhern Cup is our priority and we need to see an improvement going into the Irvinestown game,” said Kerr.

The home side had started the game brightly enough but it was Killen who were to take the lead after 20 minutes when a quick counter attack from an Enniskillen Rangers corner resulted in Stevenson slotting home.

And five minutes later the visitors doubled their lead with Orr this time getting on the scoresheet.

Rangers offered little in an attacking sense over ther remainder of the half and at the intertval it remained 2-0.

Inspired form

They did though show an improvement after the break but Killen goalkeeper Morrison was in inspired form, making a string of saves to deny Mark Cutler, Ciaran Brough, Nathan Khan and Tadgh Hambley.

Rangers were then reduced to ten men as a rush of blood saw Peden race out of his box and his mistimed tackle resulted in his dismissal.

Kerr took over between the posts but only had one save to make.

However, Rangers could not find a way through to get them back into the game and Killen saw out the game to pick up the points.


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