Kincaid calls on side to maintain discipline

Distillery's manager Tommy Kincaid. US1434-533cd  Picture: Cliff Donaldson
Distillery's manager Tommy Kincaid. US1434-533cd Picture: Cliff Donaldson

Whites boss Tommy Kincaid met with his players this week and told him the number of red cards his side are picking up are “hurting” the team.

Marty Jones’ sending off in the 2-1 defeat at Bangor was Lisburn Distillery’s fifth red card of the campaign.

Kincaid said: “That’s not helping us. It was a second yellow card, the first was for talking back to the referee, which was even more annoying.

“We say every week before the game, ‘keep your discipline’, but I had a good chat with the boys this week to tell them that it is hurting us.

“You tend to get that with young players, they make some bad decisions sometimes, but we need to start picking up points and the games aren’t getting any easier.”

The Whites travel to Lurgan Celtic tomorrow (Saturday, kick off 3pm).

“It will be another hard game,” said Kincaid. “It all depends on how we turn up. You can talk and talk, but once they cross that white line, it’s up to them to produce the performance.

“We settled down in the second half, but you can’t wait until you’re down to ten men and two goals down to start playing.”