Hill praises players after first league win

Ballyclare manager Eddie Hill

Ballyclare manager Eddie Hill

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Ballyclare Comrades boss Eddie Hill has praised his side’s never-say-die attitude after they scored a late winner to defeat Limavady United 3-2 on Saturday.

Daniel Smith popped up with a last-gasp header to help the Reds claim their first league win since promotion to Championship 1.

“We should have had the points wrapped up much earlier without having to rely on that injury -ime winner,” said Hill.

“We spurned several good scoring chances, but what really upset me was conceding two goals from corners due to sloppy marking.

“That was our first league win, and it lifted us off the bottom, so hopefully we will continue to climb the table in the weeks ahead.

“I can’t criticise the attitude of the players. When Limavady slotted in a late equaliser heads could easily have gone down, but instead the lads rolled up the sleeves, got stuck in and produced a deserved winner.”