TRILLICK manager Nigel Seaney confessed there was no great tactical masterstroke underlying why the Reds continue to maximise the scoring threat of hot-shot attacker Lee Brennan.
The young St Macartan’s ace notched up a mind-blowing three goals and fourteen points last Saturday night against a shell-shocked Strabane defence in their Division One clash at Donnelly Park.
A peripheral figure for the county senior team so far in 2017, Brennan made a mockery of those suggestions that Tyrone do not possess the firepower to challenge the best, as he hit the net three times inside the first seventeen minutes, and went on to rack up a personal scoring tally that had historians reaching for the record books.
His club manager Seaney was succint in his summary as to why Trillick were able to utIlise his sharp-shooting assets to devastating effect. He also had a degree of sympathy for the Sigersons defenders who had the unenviable task over the course of sixty sobering minutes of trying to stifle him.
“ He is a tremendous player. Lee Brennan is a natural forward, born and bred, but he has to be played as a forward. He is a very good player and in that form really hard to mark.
“It’s a lonely place when you are a full-back and a player like Lee is playing like that. It’s tough when you have no support and there is quality balls going into him in the forward line.”
It’s two resounding home victories on the spin now for Trillick, as they followed up their opening day nine point success against Coalisland with a 4-19 to 0-10 spanking of Strabane. Seaney through was remaining grounded and said the 2015 Senior county champions won’t be getting carried away.
“ We have got off to a good start in both games and have played well which is pleasing. But I say the same thing at the start of every year- let’s get the points on the board and move out of the relegation zone and we’ll take it from there.”
On Sunday the Reds go to Errigal Ciaran.
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