UUJ boss McCullough has defensive concerns

UUJ manager Shane McCullough. INNT 41-145-GR
UUJ manager Shane McCullough. INNT 41-145-GR

Amateur League, Division 1A: Having had four out of five clean sheets, UUJ have now conceded seven in their last three outings after Saturday’s three-goal defeat to Dromara Village.

“We’ve got away from some of the good habits we had, but a lot of that is due to injuries and players being unavailable,” explained manager, Shane McCullough.

“But there’s also not enough players training and there’s no excuse, for the facilities are excellent - and unless some of them get their act together, there’s going to be big changes.”

McCullough classed Saturday’s reverse ‘one of the poorest performances defensively’. “But it was probably one of our best performances going forward; the Magennis brothers, Dee and Jonny, were almost telepathic down the left and Padraig Scollay worked hard down the right,” he added.

“We’ve a problem putting the ball in the net, which we need to sort out, but at least we’re creating chances.

“Hopefully, if we get things sorted out during the week, we’ll be in with some sort of chance at Abbey Villa this weekend.”