Linfield comfortably progressed into the semi-finals of the Irish Cup with a comprehensive 4-0 victory over Championship 2 leaders Coagh United.
Linfield spoiled Glenn Ferguson’s first match in charge of Ballymena United by beating the Sky Blues 2-1 at the Showgrounds on Saturday afternoon.
Due to the Christmas period, two weeks and three matches have passed since my previous column. The Blues have endured a spell of indifferent form in that period with a draw at home to basement club Lisburn Distillery, defeat at bitter rivals Glentoran on Boxing Day, followed by a 2-0 triumph over Glenavon at Windsor Park.
Linfield continued their winning streak with a narrow but deserved victory over Roy Walker’s Ballymena United side.
LINFIELD midfielder Robert Garrett believes his teammates have put a sticky patch behind them and are now beginning to hit top gear once again.
Now that the GAA inter county season has ended, apart from some county finals and provincial championships, the pendulum switches to off-field activities. This is the committee season where rules and regulations are pored over and discussed in great detail. Not least among them will be the latest offerings on discipline. Ah! Discipline. The GAA takes discipline very seriously. They seek to control the games efficiently. It could be argued that they do this very well. However, consistency is another matter altogether.