Muir confident that Wakehurst can climb table

Corey Price looks to find a team-mate with a pass during Wakehurst's weekend defeat by PSNI at Newforge. Picture: Stephen Armstrong.
Corey Price looks to find a team-mate with a pass during Wakehurst's weekend defeat by PSNI at Newforge. Picture: Stephen Armstrong.

Wakehurst manager Paul Muir remains confident his side can climb the NIFL Championship Two table - despite dropping further into the relegation zone at the weekend.

A 2-0 defeat at leaders PSNI - coupled with a first win of the season for Portstewart - saw Wakehurst drop to second from bottom, with the bottom four sides facing relegation at the end of the season.

“The league table makes for miserable reading at the minute but after how we played against the runaway league leaders, I have no doubt we can start to move up,” said Muir.

“We were playing on one of if not the best surface in the whole of the Irish League and they put us under a lot of pressure and it took some great goalkeeping from Marc Maybin to stop PSNI going ahead.

“Once again we were masters of our own downfall with defensive slip resulting in an own goal before half-time.

“The second half was a whole different ball game as we stepped up the tempo and battered the home goal which seemed to lead a bit of a charmed life.

“Unfortunately we were reduced to 10 men when our captain Karl Steele was adjudged to have gone over the ball in a challenge.

“In the dying minutes PSNI made it 2-0 when the ball fell to the feet of their striker after a goalmouth scramble,” added Muir.

Wakehurst will be hoping to add to their points tally in the next couple of weeks with back-to-back home games against Glebe and Dollingstown.