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Eddie Patterson still searching Jordan Stewart’s best position

Jordan Stewart (right) celebrates his goal

Jordan Stewart (right) celebrates his goal

  • by Alex Mills
 

Little Jordan Stewart hit another stunning goal, but Glentoran manager Eddie Patterson still unsure of his best position.

The 18-year-old hit the net for the fifth time this season to help keep Glentoran in the slipstream of the league leaders.

It also took the gloss of a late double strike from David Scullion.

But the reality is, brave Warrenpoint Town should have been out of sight before Stewart volleyed in that wonderful opener only minutes from the break.

Daniel Hughes and Timmy Grant missed two glorious chances for the basement battlers.

Clearly upset with his team’s display, Patterson ordered his team out five minutes early for the second half and, after a group huddle, they were a different side in the second 45 minutes.

“It just wasn’t good enough . . . they not only let themselves down, but also the fans,” moaned Patterson.

“I gave them a rollicking at half-time. We really could have been 2-0 down. There were a few things said.

“We just decided to get them out early for the second half. The attitude wasn’t right from the outset. They didn’t want to roll up their sleeves and work hard for each other . . . that was pointed out them them.

“I don’t like giving anyone a rollicking, but it was needed. We were so lethargic and lacking in ideas.”

Warrenpoint Town boss Barry Gray admitted he is gradually losing patience with his team after watching them disintegrate in the second half.

“We did a lot of things right in the first half –our game plan was on the nail,” he said. “Glentoran certainly scored against the run of play.

“We had two glorious opportunities to take the lead before that and failed on both occasions. But we were a different team in the second half . . . we just rolled over and let them run through us. We were second best all over the park.

“It was pure laziness – and it was unacceptable.”

 

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