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Jones wants Bandon to be clinical in replay

February 6th, 2016 3:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

Bandon's Gavin Shiels in action against Ringmahon Rangers in the drawn cup game.

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BY KIERAN McCARTHY

BANDON AFC manager Peter Jones has urged his side to be more clinical in Sunday’s FAI Intermediate Cup fourth round replay at home to Ringmahon Rangers.

The West Cork side missed a number of good chances in the 0 – 0 drawn game at Ringmahon Park, a clash that saw Bandon finish with only nine players as Keith Holden and Sean Lordan were sent off with straight red cards; both players will miss Sunday’s replay (10.45am).

‘We need to be more clinical. We had three or four great chances in the first half and we didn’t take them. We need to take our chances on Sunday. In a lot of games you might get only half a chance or just one chance so you need to make the most of them – it’s the difference between winning and losing,’ manager Jones said.

He added: ‘We are hard to beat at home and we can take confidence from that – but we need to take our chances.’ 

One of the big positives Jones took from the drawn cup tie was the spirit Bandon showed, especially when battling for a stretch of the second half with only nine players.

‘When you are down to nine men, like we were for the last 25 minutes, you need to work hard to survive and our lads did; they worked their socks off and there was a great resilience there,’ Jones said.

‘These games mean a lot to these lads. They’re from Bandon, they’re representing their hometown club and they give it everything – there’s a great spirit in the team and that was there again in the drawn game.’

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