Masters out to dodge relegation dog fight
INCONSISTENT team selection has led to inconsistent performances according to Four Masters boss Joe Lacey.
They play Dungloe this weekend, but the manager has again been forced to make considerable changes to his team from their last outing.
College commitments and injuries is the reason, though as summer approaches, Lacey hopes things will start to settle down as the team bid to secure their status in Division one.
“It has been a mixed bag at the minute,” Lacey said.
“We have played eight, won four and lost four. We have found it frustrating that we can’t get the same team out every week, between injuries and college,” Lacey said.
“We just haven’t been very consistent, but we are hoping things will sort themselves out now that we have some boys back from college and that.”
Inconsistent is the best way to describe Four Masters’ season so far. They haven’t won or lost more than two games on the trot.
Last day out they were beaten by Kilcar, 2-10 to 3-11.
Four Masters have eight players who are at College, but they are on the brink of finishing their exams which will free them up for the summer. On the downside, they have lost two players who are going to the European Soccer Championships which begin on Friday.
Yet the enforced absences has forced other players to take on more responsibility.
“Some of the other fellas have stepped up to the mark,” Lacey said.
“We aren’t relying as much on the senior fellas such as Barry Monaghan. The younger players are developing.”
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