KILBIRNIE Ladeside co-boss Tommy Molloy admits his side “need a miracle” to avoid relegation - but he and the players will not allow standards to slip.

Ladeside currently sit in a definite relegation spot on goal difference, however, with only one game remaining, they would need to win this, and hope no teams behind them pick up further points.

But Molloy says this will not see his side turn their final games into ‘dead rubbers’ as was evident last weekend.

They defeated already relegated Blantyre Victoria 2-1, thanks to an Alan Frizzel first half double which put them 2-0 up.

Though Blantyre pegged one back before the hour mark, it was not enough, and Ladeside held on for the three points to keep their slim hopes of survival alive.

Co-boss Molloy told the Herald: “A big part of the team talk every week is that we’re playing for people who’re coming to support us week in, week out and the work that the committee do, so us as a management team would never pitch out and let them turn games into a friendly.

“The thing that stood out for us was the boys showed the crowd and the committee a bit of respect. We’re going down with a fight.”

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