Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon was left frustrated after his side threw away an injury-time lead as they drew 2-2 at home to Galway United. The Drogs had twice been ahead in the contest only to be pegged back in the 91st minute to leave Mahon la
Drogheda United manager Pete Mahon was left frustrated after his side threw away an injury-time lead as they drew 2-2 at home to Galway United.
The Drogs had twice been ahead in the contest only to be pegged back in the 91st minute to leave Mahon lamenting two points dropped.
“It’s a huge disappointment,” Mahon explained post-match. “To go 2-1 up in injury time and to not win is very tough to take but to be fair to Galway they deserved something from the game.
“I didn’t feel our performance was anywhere near as good as it was last week against Sligo Rovers.
“We were lethargic and it was no surprise as we’ve had a bug in the camp which ruled out Sean Thornton and Killian Brennan while a few of the other lads played through it.
“I’m hoping it’ll pass and we’ll be back to full strength next week.”
Drogheda had seeming secured all three points when Adam Wixted scored his second of the evening in the 90th minute but a long ball into the box straight from kick-off yielded Galway’s equaliser with the Dubliner cursing his side’s lapse in concentration.
“We had players from our bench run onto the pitch celebrating when we scored and I’m not for that at all.
“The game isn’t over until the referee’s final whistle and we need to remember that.
“Everyone says that the most vulnerable time for a team is after they’ve scored and that proved to be the case tonight."
The one shining light in a disjointed display from the Boynesiders was the performance of Wixted. The winger took his tally for the season to three and Mahon believes that the 22-year-old is now repaying the club’s trust in him.
“Adam has a lot of natural ability. He’s had a few injuries during his time with us but now he’s getting a good run of games and obviously his confidence is up with his performances.
"He’s played at this level before with a number of clubs but now we’re showing the trust in him and long may his form continue but we need others to contribute.”