Irish League legend Peter McCann centre of Oxford win

Irish League legend Peter McCann centre of Oxford win

Peter McCann

Eugene Creaney

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Saturday 11 December 2021 18:35

Former Portadown and Glentoran player Peter McCann is still front and centre of the Oxford/Sunnyside challenge for honours at the top of Intermediate league A.

Speaking today after his side had secured a 1-0 win over Bournview Mill to close the gap at the top with games in hand, Peter suggested that he was enjoying his football as much as ever.

"I'm loving my football at the minute," he said.

"It's good to be healthy and good to be fit. We have a great bunch of lads, and everyone is trying to move forward at the club."

So how important was today's win?
The former Blackburn player said, "To be honest all the games are important, especially in the winter months.

"I think we all missed a few chances today. It gets another three points on the board.

"Sometimes you can talk your way through a game and bring the young lads along. Manager Partrick McCrory has big hopes here. When he contacted me three or four years ago I told him I would like to make a difference at Oxford before I hang the boots up."

Looking forward to facing Linfield in the Irish Cup in the new year, the former Ports player said, "It's great for the club and the fans.

"We have players who haven't played at Windsor before, but it's a free hit - no one is expecting anything from us.

"It's a day out for families, we need to just go and play keep the ball and enjoy it.

"Looking back at periods with the Glens, Portadown and Lisburn Distillery, they were all good days, but maybe someday when I finally call it a day I might coach. We will see how things work out.

"Oxford are a progressive club who are going places."

Beaten just once this season the Lurgan side are certainly heading in the right direction. Peter McCann at 40 is front and centre of the new dynamic.

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