Mallards boss considering his position

Gavin Dykes will consider his position over the weekend

GAVIN Dykes will make a decision on his future as manager of Ballinamallard United Football Club next week.

Following Friday evening’s heartbreaking 2-1 defeat to fellow strugglers Warrenpoint Town, Dykes said he would take stock over the weekend and if he felt a fresh face was needed to get a reaction from the players he would step aside


A last gasp goal by Alan Davidson has left the Mallards marooned at the bottom of the table without a win in 10.

Dykes said he has the full support of the club board but if he quit it would be for the right reasons.

The buck stops with me and I have a huge amount of respect for the people of this club,” he said

They work so hard to keep it going and to be honest with you I’m going away for a few days to think.

If things need to happen to try and get a response from the players I’ll make that decision.

I feel we are letting people at the club down and that’s killing me.

I don’t give up on things but we’ll see.


Every one of those players is still fighting for me, that isn’t an issue but at the same time I have to be honest and say maybe that’s not good enough.

I’m under no pressure I’ll never be sacked. That’s not the problem. If I go it’ll be for the right reasons.”

The Mallards looked to have secured a point when Shane McGinty cancelled out Darren Murray’s first half opener.

But with three minutes remaining Davidson popped up with a winner for Point.


STRIKER Ryan Campbell is set to join Ballinamallard United for a third term.

HARRY McConkey has been appointed the new manager of the Ballinamallard United.


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