IRISH LEAGUE: Ballinamallard United boss Whitey Anderson hoping for a positive December

Whitey Anderson
Whitey Anderson

Ballinamallard United chief Whitey Anderson admits he is glad to see the back of November!

After going through the previous month undefeated, which earned him the top manager’s award, Anderson’s boys failed miserably to record a win over the past four weeks.

He is hoping to start December on a positive note when Glentoran make the long trek to Ferney Park on Saturday.

“We’ve had a tough few weeks,” said Anderson. “Someone told me the manager of the month award was jinxed – I really didn’t think it would be that bad! We lost four league games and were knocked out of the League Cup on a penalty shoot-out by Ards – I’m glad to see the back of November.”

Anderson is expecting few favours when Alan Kernaghan’s boys arrive in town.

“They had a great result last week, beating Glenavon,” added Anderson. “He has just come into the job and is starting to make his own stamp on the team.

“And, they achieved something that a lot of other teams have failed to do – beat Glenavon.

“But we must focus on what we have to do to win the game. Coleraine edged us out on our last home game – our performance wasn’t bad at all. We also played quite well at Cliftonville the week before.

“It’s important to bring this losing streak to an end. Apart from Dungannon, most of the teams in and around us in the table have struggled to pick up points so, even though we had a bad run of results, our league position hadn’t changed.

“Our aim now is to catch the team above us – that’s Ballymena.”