Drogheda United manager Tim Clancy bemoaned his side’s poor finishing as they lost 1-0 to fellow promotion hopefuls Finn Harps at United Park. Despite creating a series of goalscoring chances, it was substitute John O’Flynn who struck a 90th minuteDrogheda United manager Tim Clancy bemoaned his side’s poor finishing as they lost 1-0 to fellow promotion hopefuls Finn Harps at United Park. Despite creating a series of goalscoring chances, it was substitute John O’Flynn who struck a 90th minute winner for the visitors leaving Clancy frustrated with his side’s lack of end product. “It’s a bitter one to take,” the 34-year-old explained post-match. “It always hurts when you lose it at the death but especially when we were the better team and I felt deserved to win the game. “I thought we controlled the match after Paddy McCourt went off injured. We had so many chances to score, a goal was the only thing missing from our performance but we paid for it in the end. We have to be more ruthless. “It’s a real sickener for us to lose our unbeaten home record.” Clancy introduced new signing Robert Manley in the dying stages and the Trim native is expecting the former Bohemians forward to add a different dimension to the Drogheda attack. “I think Rob gives us more of a physical presence up front. Even in the five minutes he had, I think you could see some of the problems he can cause a defence both in the air and on the ground. “He’s only been in with us over the past week so hopefully the fitter he gets, the bigger the impact he’ll have for us.” Drogheda’s defeat saw them slip to third in the table but they’ll be looking to bounce back next week when they face high-flying Shelbourne at Tolka Park. “Tonight was tough to take but we can’t dwell on it with next week’s game being so important. With the top five or six being as close together as they are, every single game is going to be important. “We really have to knuckle down and cut the silly mistakes out of our game because we’re entering the business end of the season."
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