Paisley Pirates go into Sunday’s away match against Solway Sharks looking for revenge against the only side to have beat them in the Scottish National League this season.
And Pirates coach Ian Turley wants the tables turned on their Dumfries-based opponents after his Christmas was spoiled when the teams last met up.
“Yes, we’ll be looking to turn the tables on the Sharks, who spoiled our Christmas when they beat us 1-0 at Braehead,” said Turley.
“It seems ages ago now, as we had the break over the festive period, and this will be the third away match in succession for us.
“It’s important for us to show exactly the same attitude we’ve shown in two very difficult matches at North Ayr a fortnight ago and Dundee last weekend.
“Both were potential banana skins for us but against the former we were well up for the match and in the end won convincingly, while on Tayside last weekend we were two down with not long to go and our fighting spirit and teamwork saw us through.
“I’ve been very proud of, and pleased with, the way the team has performed in the last few weeks and we need to repeat what we’ve shown to have any chance of making it three wins from three away games this weekend.
“Solway have already shown they’re a good side – they don’t give much away at the back, as we found out just before Christmas.
“But I like to think that if we produce the same level of performance as we’ve done the last two weekends then we’ve every chance of recording another win.
“We’re into the business end of the season now and there’s a few teams looking to knock us off our top spot.
“The Sharks are one of those sides, so we’ll need to keep playing for the whole 60 minutes if we want to come back up the A74 on Sunday night still top of the league.”
The match at the Dumfries Ice Bowl faces off at 6.15pm.