TIM McCann was left ‘livid’ following his side’s 3-3 draw with fellow strugglers Donegal Celtic on Boxing Day.
The Whites were within touching distance of taking a massive three points which would have seen them catch the West Belfast side at the foot of the Danske Bank Premiership.
Instead they now find themselves two points adrift of DC and, perhaps more importantly, eight points behind third-bottom club Dungannon Swifts after a dramatic finale saw Jordan Hughes 90th minute penalty cancelled out by a Ciaran Gargan equaliser two minutes later.
“I’m gutted, absolutely livid,” admitted McCann.
“We got ourselves into a winning position, with only minutes remaining, but we still couldn’t see it out. It’s totally down to carelessness.”
Distillery now have two massive festive fixtures coming up with former coach Glenn Ferguson’s Ballymena United side hosting his old club this Saturday at the Showgrounds (kick-off 3pm).
The Sky Blues have been struggling of late and seem to be lacking any threat at the moment - something which could play into McCann’s men’s hands.
Then on New Year’s Day Ballinamallard United come to New Grosvenor (kick off 3pm).