Coupar boss aims for top half fin­ish in divi­sion

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Coupar An­gus man­ager Lo­gan McConachie has sent out a warn­ing to those who be­lieve his side will be brushed off eas­ily this sea­son.

And the Fox­hall Park boss in­sists his men are pre­pared to nail down a top half fin­ish in the North Divi­sion.

Satur­day’s 2-2 draw with high-fly­ing Lun­carty pro­vided ev­i­dence that Coupar are a force to be reck­oned with this term.

Goals from Alex Gibb and Stuart Banks had them two goals to the good, be­fore a late vis­it­ing come­back re­sulted in a share of the spoils.

McConachie said: “The game was on a knife edge from the off, with plenty chances going a beg­ging and we were do­ing well to get the up­per hand.

“It was frus­trat­ing for ev­ery­one to lose the lead be­cause they had put so much ef­fort in.

“I think we sat back too deep and tried to see the game out. But to be fair to Lun­carty they prob­a­bly de­served the equaliser.

“Jon Kelly’s ex­pe­ri­ence for Lun­carty changed the game.

“He did re­ally well af­ter com­ing off the bench and caused us a fair few is­sues.

“It was a good learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for our young cen­tre half.

“But if any­one thinks that Coupar are here to be the whip­ping boys or sit lowly down the league, then they’ve got an­other think com­ing.

“We’ll keep bat­tling and will be in the top half soon enough.”

Coupar are at home on Satur­day, again against Lun­carty, but this time in the GA Cup. Kick­off at Fox­hall Park is 2.30pm.

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