Distillery need to make their own luck says boss

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Lisburn Distillery need to put the hard work in to earn a change of fortune.

That’s according to boss Tommy Kincaid, who has witnessed his side concede two last gasp goals in their last three matches (and the less said about the game in between, the better).

“Sometimes when you’re down there, that happens but we’ve got to work harder,” he said.

“It can be down to a bit of inexperience but the lads will benefit of all of the experiences they are picking up now.”

The Whites travel to take on Armagh City in Championship Two at Holm Park on Saturday (kick-off 3pm) still looking for their first win of the season.

Kincaid concedes it will be ‘another hard game’ for his Distillery squad, “and we’re certainly making them hard at the minute,” he concluded.

That 7-0 to Larne certainly hasn’t been forgotten but the boss is looking for the silver lining.

“It brought everyone together because we had 10 or 11 players not on their game that day and now they all have a point to prove,” he said.

“We asked for a reaction and we got one last Saturday. Knockbreda are one of the top teams in our division and I felt we deserved to at least take them to penalties.”

Distillery were without new signing Mark Armstrong for Wednesday’s JBE League Cup tie at Warrenpoint.

“Mark looked good on Saturday but he’s been struck down with the curse of signing for Distillery,” joked Kincaid, after the forward won a penalty and then sustained an injury against Knockbreda.

The Whites also have their doubts over the fitness of Marty Jones and Kevin Hughes.

“We’ll assess the situation on Thursday and see who we have available,” said Kincaid.