Following his sides comprehensive 6-1 defeat of promotion rivals Longford Town, Shelbourne boss Owen Heary gave an honest reflection of what unfolded at Tolka Park. "I though they were the better side in the first-half to be fair, we just couldn
Following his sides comprehensive 6-1 defeat of promotion rivals Longford Town, Shelbourne boss Owen Heary gave an honest reflection of what unfolded at Tolka Park.
"I though they were the better side in the first-half to be fair, we just couldn’t get going. Obviously delighted to get the goal but just couldn’t kick on. And it was the same at the start of the second-half when they equalised.
"I’m not sure if it was in the players minds because we drew a couple recently to just go for it and not be afraid to lose, but once we got the second you could see the players come to life, looked that bit sharper, their heads dropped slightly and we just went for it. So obviously delighted when you can come away with a win like that.”
“I said at the start of the season that if, with five games to go, we were in the mix I’d be happy and we are. I think we are done with the teams ahead of us in terms of games to play and we have three out of the five remaining games at home so now I want us to really go for it. I know it won’t be easy but we’ll go for it”, he said on the remainder of the season.
On new signing Karl Moore, who made himself an instant hero with a fantastic second-half hat-trick and an assist, the Reds boss went onto say, “I was delighted with him. We only got him in the other day but I think he brings that movement and running beyond the front man that we were lacking that makes us an even greater threat up front.
"Then he goes and showed his class with not just the well-taken goals, but his all round play too. Look, he’s a Premier Division player no doubt, and I’m just delighted to have him in the door, and hopefully he gives us that bit extra now in the run in.”