RONNIE McFall accepts life won’t be getting any easier for Portadown as they look to inject some impetus into their season.
The Ports’ dismal campaign continued last Saturday with a 4-2 defeat to Linfield.
The Shamrock Park Reds conceded three goals in the final 10 minutes meaning they have won only won from six so far this season.
Their next Danske Bank Premiership instalment comes in the form of newly promoted Ballinamallard United who continue to shock this term.
Whitey Anderson’s men sit comfortably in mid-table as they continue their impressive start.
Last week Anderson’s side claimed a dramatic injury time victory away to Cliftonville – another result that claimed the headlines.
And for Ports boss McFall, plenty of pitfalls lie in wait as they prepare to travel to Fermanagh this afternoon.
“They will be on a high at the minute. They are playing in the Premiership and they are up for every game,” he said.
“You find that with promoted teams. They fly out of the traps and pick up points. They have done superbly well so far but we want that to end on Saturday.”
McFall blasted the defensive display of his players following last Saturday’s malaise against Linfield.
“It was abysmal defending at set-pieces which cost us,” he added.
“We let William Murphy have two free headers and he scores two goals. It was schoolboy errors and we have to learn from it.
“If you make mistakes like that in this league teams will punish you.
“We have conceded too many goals this season. We are scoring plenty, but when you also concede then they cancel each other out.
“So we need to address those issues. Fortunately everyone is beating everyone else, so no team is running away with things.
“But we have to concentrate on ourselves.”