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Latest News 9 January 2018

Firstly, let me extend a very warm welcome to our new signing, Centre back Philip Simpson. Philip arrives with vast experience having played in a very successful Glentoran team, playing in two Irish cup finals.
The management team are working extremely hard to identify new signings, and are confident that quality players will be signed in this window.
Secondly, may I wish the Wright brothers, Adam and James who have departed for Lisburn Distillery, all the best for their futures. I will miss their Dads wise council!!
Finally, to 'wee' Joe McWilliams who has also departed and joined Ballyclare Comrades, best wishes to Joe in his future, and again to Joe's Dad and brother - some good memories!

We got back to winning ways at Newforge when we hosted Limavady United. This was a comprehensive win and one that lifted us up to seventh in the table. Next up was an away trip to Portadown, this was a disappointing afternoon in which we really never got going. In the end Portadown ran out comfortable winners however, with up to seven first team players missing, it was always going to be difficult for the police, who had three under 20's development players playing. 
Next up was the 5th round of the Irish cup, this saw us travel to Loughgall. Again the team was heavily depleted, starting with two under 20's in defence. That said the police started well with new signing, Dale Malone impressing from the start. The police were awarded a penalty for a foul on Dale which unfortunately ended his afternoon as he was off injured. Unfortunately it got worse as keeper, Jordan Williamson who bravely played through the pain barrier did not appear for the second half. Up stepped Taylor who did his best between the sticks. Loughgall deservedly ran out 4-1 winners. The question has been asked,  'how was the match allowed to be played on such a poor surface?' with one goal mouth similar to Tyrella beach!

On Saturday we host league leaders Institute. This will be a big ask for the police, but hopefully, with the new signings playing maybe, just maybe we can get the job done.

Unfortunately for the Under 20's they to feel our pain as we continue to pull from their squad. The 20's travelled to face Ballyclare Comrades, at half time the score was 3-3 but with a depleted side and down to ten men lost 8-3.

Keep the faith!!

Onwards and upwards,
Ken Green,