Larne still targeting top three finish says Tiernan Lynch

Tiernan Lynch says Larne are still targeting a top three finish in the Danske Bank Premiership.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 1:00 pm

The Inver Park outfit have the chance to rein in second-placed Glentoran when they travel to The Oval tonight.

The Glens currently hold a five-point advantage over Lynch’s side, who will be aiming to bounce back from Tuesday night’s last-gasp defeat to Portadown.

“Our aim still has to be second and third,” Larne boss told the club website.

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Larne boss Tiernan Lynch

“We have to dust ourselves down and go again against Glentoran.

“It was a bitter pill to swallow against Portadown, especially in the manner in which it happened.

“We were on a really good run of form and playing really good football.

“I was gutted after the game to be honest.

“We were wishy-washy in the first half but I thought we were excellent after the break.

“The players did everything we asked of them, we did everything but score goals.

“We kept knocking on the door, I think we had 18 shots in total, bit we just couldn’t put the ball in the net.

“It’s kind of been the story of our season, dominating games and doing everything bar putting the ball in the net and killing teams off.

“I can’t fault the players as far as effort, bravery and commitment is concerned.”

Lynch will assess the fitness of Conor Devlin, Lee Lynch and Albert Watson before tonight’s game, which kicks off at 7.30pm.

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