Law’s in the dug out for Moyola clash

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Caretaker boss Andy Law will take charge of Ballymoney United again this Saturday when they travel to Moyola.

Coleraine man Law was drafted in after John Fall stepped down from his managerial role last weekend.

Despite being two goals to the good against Wakehurst on Saturday, United were forced to share the spoils with the Ballymena side.

Speaking to Times Sport on Monday, the 23-year-old, who had been managing the under 19’s revealed that he has been asked to take the team again this Saturday: “I am just working on a week to week basis.

“The Club want to get the right man for the job, so I am happy enough to take the first team until we find a new manager.”

Ballymoney were 2-0 up thanks to goals from Gerald Gillan and Karl Steele, but they let their lead slip and Wakehurst battled back, slipping home three goals to take the lead.

With five minutes left on the clock, young forward Johnny Stewart levelled matters to help his side to a share of the spoils.

“We had a really good opening 35 minutes,” said Law. “But we gave away two sloppy goals to let Wakehurst back into the tie.”

Speaking about stepping into a managerial role, Andy praised the United players for their response: “I was very happy with the way the players reacted to me, I am only 23, so many of them are a lot older than me, but they showed a lot of fight on Saturday, and I can only hope that they do the same against Moyola this Saturday, in what will be a tough test.”

Meanwhile, John Fall has spoken for the first time about his decision to resign.

He told Times Sport on Monday that ‘work commitments’ were making it difficult for him to continue.

“I had made a decision to finish at the end of the season anyway, “ said John, “ but after the Intermediate Cup game I felt that it was the right time to step aside, and let someone else come in for the final ten games of the season, to give them a chance to bed in.

“Being a manager is a full time job, add that to my own work commitments, and the many projects that I am involved in, and to be honest my health was starting to suffer because of it. It’s time for a fresh face.

“My heart will always be at Ballymoney, I will still support our Club in any way that I can, and I hope that I might return to my role as a committee member.”