A determined Keith Long spoke of his delight at picking up a hard fought three points at home to Finn Harps thanks to an own goal from Damien McNulty and a rocket from Oscar Brennan. Despite the visitors going down to 10 men early in the second hal
A determined Keith Long spoke of his delight at picking up a hard fought three points at home to Finn Harps thanks to an own goal from Damien McNulty and a rocket from Oscar Brennan.
Despite the visitors going down to 10 men early in the second half, the Bohs gaffer was quick to praise his sides performance, “We felt that the team that battled and also won their individual battles would come out on top and dominate which we did, so were very pleased.”
Maybe a surprise omission from the starting lineup, judging by recent performances, was fan favourite Fuad Sule, but Long explained his tactical decision, stating: “He (Sule) can count himself a little bit unlucky, I felt it was going to be a physical game and height would be a factor, but Oscar came up trumps for me and got the second.”
Reflecting on the opening phase of games and his side current points haul, currently sitting in 8th place on 13 points, he went onto say, “If we were to repeat it across the phases of games, 13 points will see us well safe so, yeah, I’m happy with the points tally but our season will be defined by performances like tonight. There’s a huge amount to play for.”
Visiting boss Ollie Horgan was left ruing his sides horrendous injury list this evening, and when asked about his sides chances of staying in the league he joked: “We barely have enough players at the moment, lets put it that way!”
But despite tonight’s result he was also in defiant mood, acknowledging, ”Were going to be in a battle to stay in the league, we know this. It’s going to take players getting back to fitness and to become available for the battle to strengthen our cause but as long as we are in the battle we have a chance, no doubt about it.”