Pi­rates on a mis­sion to make it two out of two But head coach Tur­ley wants to see an im­proved per­for­mance

Paisley Daily Express - - Paisley’s Past - Craig Ritchie

Pais­ley Pi­rates take to the road again this week­end as they make the trip to Dum­fries to face Sol­way St­ingrays to­mor­row.

Ian Tur­ley’s side are look­ing to build upon a nervy 7- 4 win at Kil­marnock last Satur­day, as they twice found them­selves three goals be­hind.

The fi­nal ses­sion was un­der way be­fore they forced them­selves ahead in the game for the first time, hav­ing been 4-1 be­hind at the end of the first pe­riod be­fore stag­ing a thrilling come­back.

Head coach Tur­ley was in philo­soph­i­cal mood as he re­flected on last week’s match.

He told Ex­press Sport: “We were a bit rusty in our first com­pet­i­tive match and it showed in the pe­riod scores, though we did im­prove as the match wore on.

“It high­lighted the fact that we have to play for all three pe­ri­ods if we are to have any suc­cess.

“We are still be­hind in terms of where Adam Walker and I think we should be at this stage, but we’ve cer­tainly seen im­prove­ments in the squad now we’ve had matches un­der our belts.”

And Tur­ley looked for­ward to this week­end’s en­counter as his side bid to make it two wins out of two.

He added: “Look­ing ahead to the Sol­way game, we’ll have had an­other week of train­ing and with a cou­ple of play­ers re­turn­ing, we’re hop­ing to be that bit bet­ter and more struc­tured than last week­end.

“We’ve still got a few avail­able places to fill to com­plete our ros­ter, so we’re look­ing to im­prove the squad.

“And if there are any play­ers out there look­ing to join, they can get in touch with me through the club at pais­leypi­rates@ gmail. co. uk and we’ll be happy to have a look at them.”

The match at Sol­way faces off at 5.30pm.

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