Limerick FC were denied a third win in a row under interim manager Willie Boland after a late David Cawley spectacular strike earned Galway United a point at the Markets Field. The Super Blues missed a great chance to consolidate fourth place in the
Limerick FC were denied a third win in a row under interim manager Willie Boland after a late David Cawley spectacular strike earned Galway United a point at the Markets Field.
The Super Blues missed a great chance to consolidate fourth place in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division, but Boland said after the game that the visitors deserved the point.
The Limerick manager said: “Our performance in the second half was nowhere near good enough and I think Galway probably got what they deserved in the end by getting that equaliser.
“I don’t think we played anywhere as well as we should do. We didn’t hold onto the ball enough and we found ourselves, because of that, gradually dropping deeper and inviting more pressure.
“I suppose, other than a few set pieces, we looked as we were going to see it through - then, if you invite so much pressure and somebody pulls a strike like that out, you have to take your hat off to them. Overall I think it was probably a fair result.
Limerick were the dominant side in the opening 45 minutes and deservedly took the lead when Robbie Williams headed Lee J Lynch’s free kick past Galway keeper Conor Winn.
It was a different story in the second half and although they didn’t create too much, few could argue that Galway were full value for their point.
“I have got to just take that game on a performance point of view,” Boland added. “From the performance, did we really deserve to get the three points. Probably not, especially with the second half performance.
“It would have been nice to get the three points and keep a clean sheet, but that didn’t happen. We will look forward to Derry.
“We will look at things that we can do better and hopefully put them into action during the game against Derry on Tuesday.”