Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy praised his side's fighting spirit after they came from 2-0 down to draw with Galway United at United Park. Two goals in three minutes from Mark Doyle and Sean Brennan rescued a point for the Drogs with Clancy deli
Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy praised his side's fighting spirit after they came from 2-0 down to draw with Galway United at United Park.
Two goals in three minutes from Mark Doyle and Sean Brennan rescued a point for the Drogs with Clancy delighted following a wretched first-half performance.
"We just didn't show up first-half," the Trim native admitted post match. "It's probably the poorest we've been all year, we were several yards off the pace.
"At half-time we had the opportunity to speak to the lads and we told them to really go for it and be more aggressive. Galway couldn't live with us for about 20-25 minutes there, we were relentless."
The Boynesiders' equaliser came via a familiar source, a Sean Brennan free-kick, with Clancy praising the quality of his midfielder's set-pieces.
"We're getting to the stage where we almost expect that from Sean every week. To have scored six free-kicks in a single season is a phenomenal return but he's such a massive player for us.
"He's the catalyst for everything we do."
Victories elsewhere for Finn Harps and Shelbourne sees Drogheda slip to fourth in the table though the 34-year-old is expecting plenty of twists and turns in what remains of the season.
"I've no doubt that it'll go right down to the wire. We've got four league games remaining and they will be like Cup finals for us.
"Both Harps and Shels seem to be putting a run together at the moment and it's up to us to match them."
The Drogheda boss also made reference to his frustration in the transfer market having missed out on several targets.
"We tried in the window to get more players in but the ones that we spoke to signed for more money with sides lower in the league than us.
"I understand why but it's frustrating. We would've liked to have added a few more but we'll soldier on."