Patrick Hoban was the talk of the town last night following his brace of goals that closed the gap at the top of the SSE Airtricity League to a single point following a 2-1 win over Sligo Rovers. As the clock ticked towards ninety minutes the Dunda
Patrick Hoban was the talk of the town last night following his brace of goals that closed the gap at the top of the SSE Airtricity League to a single point following a 2-1 win over Sligo Rovers.
As the clock ticked towards ninety minutes the Dundalk hitman headed a clever chip from Dane Massey to score his eleventh goal for the club this season and send the old Oriel Park main stand in raptures.
“I am happy obviously getting the three points and getting two goals as it was a frustrating game I thought especially conceding such a sloppy goal before half time, it gave them an incentive to hold out and make it difficult for us in the second half.”
“We still created enough changes to win probably two games but I am happy enough with the three points to be honest.”
As the game wore on the fitness levels and dogged approach to Stephen Kenny’s side became evident as the feeling always is there is one last chance left in them. A testament to this is the type of character that the Dundalk manager has brought to the club, character is what drives players like Hoban on.
“That's one thing we have in the dressing room is some good characters and mentality and just to keep going until the bitter end. We definitely showed that there tonight but we can’t just be putting ourselves in those situations, its not ideal but I am happy to get three points and keep going and I look forward to Monday night to a very tough game.
Derry City are Dundalk’s next opponents and Hoban’s mindset is firmly fixed on getting three point valuable points on the road. Hoban is aware of the tough challenge to break the unbeaten home record of Kenny Shiels candystripes.
“We kind of owe them one after the game up here where we drew 2-2, we should have beaten them comfortably. We will be expecting a tough game they drew 0-0 with Cork tonight so we have to give them the height of respect and we will definitely going up there to win three points.”