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Roofing boss wants defensive resolve

STRENGTHENING ... Richie McLoughlin.

STRENGTHENING ... Richie McLoughlin.

  • by ROSS GREGORY
 

JARROW Roofing boss Richie McLoughlin is still hoping to boost his squad, despite seeing them pick up another vital victory on Saturday.

JARROW Roofing boss Richie McLoughlin is still hoping to boost his squad, despite seeing them pick up another vital victory on Saturday.

The Roofers emerged 3-2 victors from their relegation clash with Tow Law to move out of the drop zone for the first time in many weeks.

They are now three points ahead of Penrith, but having played six games more, McLoughlin knows safety is still out of their hands.

He is determined to go down fighting, however and to that end wants to bring in a new defender to give his side every chance of avoiding the drop.

He said: “We had two 18-year-olds in defence against Tow Law. They did okay, but we need some strength in there for the run-in.

“The players are gelling now, so maybe we can pull the escape off, but there’s a long way to go yet.”

Only some excellent saves by Roofing goalkeeper Josh Carmichael prevented the home side from taking the lead until Michael Robson struck on 16 minutes.

Robson went from hero to villain, however, getting sent off just before the interval as Josh Allen equalised for Roofing.

The visitors then capitalised on their man advantage as Paul Robinson fired them in front and Michael Hedley gave them a two-goal cushion.

The home side refused to lie down, however and Mattie Scott threw the Lawyers a lifeline in the 84th minute.

Their misery was compounded, however, when Ian Davison was also sent off in the last minute.

 

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