Wakehurst boss bemoans errors after six-goal defeat

Conor Gregg's goal was Wakehurst's only crumb of comfort in their 6-1 weekend defeat by Limavady United. Picture: Damian McKee.

Conor Gregg's goal was Wakehurst's only crumb of comfort in their 6-1 weekend defeat by Limavady United. Picture: Damian McKee.

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Wakehurst manager Ian Gregg was left bemoaning his side’s defensive frailties after a 6-1 Belfast Telegraph Championship Two defeat by Limavady United on Saturday.

Having halted a three-game losing streak with victory at Ballymoney in their last outing, the Ballymena men suffered another setback with defeat at the hands of the Roesiders.

“It was a fairly appalling defensive performance,” Gregg told Times Sport.

“Having said that, I have to admit that on reflection, my team selection wasn’t right - in hindsight I should have made changes in two or three areas.”

Wakehurst suffered a blow before the game when teenage goalkeeper Aodhan Tolan, an ever-present this campaign, cried off after sustaining a shoulder injury while playing gaelic football for his school, resulting in Marc Maybin getting his first start of the season between the posts.

After going a goal down, Wakehurst squared the match when Conor Gregg was yet again on target, holding off a defender before firing a shot across the keeper.

But Wakehurst continued to look vulnerable, conceding three more goals before the interval and although they improved after the break, two more Limavady goals completed a miserable afternoon for Gregg’s men.

Wakehurst: Maybin, R Young, Swann, Muir, Price, Lemon, Laughlin, Mellon, O Gregg, G Young, C Gregg. Subs: Kirkwood, Millar, Colville, Parker.