Strange headline you might think, but it's not just another game, but its a potential disaster for our club, giving the start we've had to this season. After 5 games we sit at the bottom of the Premier league table (on goal difference), with one point. We also have the worst disciplinary record in the Premier league, with an average of 3 players booked per game and two sending-offs. Tonight we come up against Championship 2 side, Moyola Park, who gave us a lesson in finishing in a friendly in the close-season.
We must confess we haven't been to Moyola's ground and that looks set to continue as Omar has car trouble and we won't get to the game this evening. But enough about our troubles, its the wee Sky Blues troubles that we should be concerned about. A good result in this evenings game would be a narrow victory and no yellow cards, but its more likely to be penalty kicks and a spate of bookings. No doubt we want to win this game, we got to the final last season and would like to do so again, but we have been given a hard draw away to Moyola.
Forget about league form, Moyola are two divisions below us and in the lower reaches of that league, but we suspect this is their cup-final, they will want to go down fighting. For that reason we think Spike, will do them the honour of selecting a strong side, in an effort to get a result, rather than have to depend on the dreaded penalty shoot-out. If we score first, we could go on to win easily or not so hard anyway, but if on the other hand if we should concede, it'll be a hard uphill battle.
When the going gets tough we are usually found wanting, but just for tonight, we got to be tough ourselves and ruthless in attack. No namby pamby football, be clinical in front of goal and get the job done and get into the next round, its all that matters. There's talk of us signing a Larne player at the eleventh hour, a striker if you please, but no news as yet. But we digress, for the moment we are up for the JBE league cup, so come on Sky Blues, lets shag those Castledawson sheep!
P.S. There maybe a glimmer of hope on Omar's car trouble, fingers crossed, we'll hope for the best and COSB!