Mixed emotions for Wakehurst boss after Banbridge draw

Conor Gregg continued his impressive start to the season with Wakehurst's equaliser against Banbridge Town on Saturday.
Conor Gregg continued his impressive start to the season with Wakehurst's equaliser against Banbridge Town on Saturday.

Wakehurst manager Ian Gregg admitted he had mixed emotions after Saturday’s 1-1 Belfast Telegraph Championship Two draw with Banbridge Town.

“It was probably our worst performance of the four league games we have played,” admitted Gregg.

“We were fortunate to come in only 1-0 down at half-time but, like our victory at Annagh, we really responded in the second half.

“We came out with more purpose, we got closer to our opponents and we passed the ball better and by the end, I was disappointed that we didn’t win.”

Conor Gregg continued his excellent early-season form, scoring his third of the campaign with another exceptional lob.

“Conor showed excellent awareness to see the opportunity and then great quality to execute it.”

Banbridge finished with 10 men after a crude challenge on Owen Gregg, on his return after taking a break from football, while Paul Muir’s late header from close range was unfortunately straight at the keeper.

Wakehurst: Tolan, Young, Stevenson, Colville, Muir, Ross, Mellon, Crawford, R Gregg, Laughlin, C Gregg. Subs: Maybin, Kirkwood, Allen, O Gregg, Millar.

Wakehurst have no game this week which should aid George Young (hamstring) and Corey Price (hip) in their recoveries from injury.

But Wakehurst will be without midfielder Conor Ross for a number of weeks after he fractured his collarbone in Saturday’s match.