Back to basics for ‘Stute against Comrades

Institute manager, Paul Kee.
Institute manager, Paul Kee.

Institute boss Paul Kee says his side will have to go back to basics as they lock horns with Ballyclare Comrades at the Riverside Satdium this weekend.

Kee’s men go into Saturday’s game on the back of an incredible 5-5 draw against Loughgall - a team the Comrades defeated 2-0 a little over a week ago.

The last time the two sides met it was Eddie Hill who was the happier of the two bosses as he watched his side canter to a 5-1 success against the promotion hopefuls.

“Ballyclare lost on Saturday which was a bit of a surprise because their home form is very good since they have come into Championship 1,” Kee said.

“It will be a difficult game because they have some effective players and they beat us comfortably 5-1 at their place. To be honest, they could have beaten us by more that day.

“The players will be aware of their capabilities and I’m sure they will be determined to ensure that it doesn’t happen again. It’s taking each game as it comes and taking the challenges that come up.

“Few could have predicted a 5-5 against Loughgall. When it went 5-4 late on, at that stage your heart is in your throat.

“There were just uncharacteristic things which happened in the game which don’t normally happen.

“Our defence over the last number of weeks has been very, very good. Against Bangor, for example, they got a good shut-out and we kept a clean sheet against Dundela.

“We just have to make sure we go back to basics in the next game and see where that takes us.”