Longford Town manager Alan Mathews was disappointed with his side’s defending as they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of UCD. Daire O'Connor scored the only goal of the game in the first-half as UCD reclaim second spot in the First Divisio
Longford Town manager Alan Mathews was disappointed with his side’s defending as they suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat at the hands of UCD.
Daire O'Connor scored the only goal of the game in the first-half as UCD reclaim second spot in the First Division as Longford stay in sixth spot.
Defender Stephen Walsh went off injured in the first-half of the game as Longford suffered another blow in their First Division campaign and Mathews explained his disappointment after the game.
Mathews said: "It was a very soft goal from our point of view. I'm very disappointed with it. It started off deep in their own half and we didn't react well enough to the movement of the ball.
“We look at it that it was a soft goal and we were carved open way to easily.
“The loss of Stephen Walsh was obviously an issue for us but that shouldn't have been a reason why we gave away a goal as we did."
Longford face a trip to league leaders Waterford on Friday and Mathews believes that the hosts deserved a point at the very minimum from tonight's encounter with the Midlands side creating numerous chances towards the end of the game.
Mathews continued: "The rest of the game we had possession and we didn't use it well enough to get a goal.
“We had no luck through the latter stages when we bombarded them.
“We hit the frame of the goal, it comes back to Jake Kelly who had an open goal and doesn't react quick enough and we ended up getting nothing from the game that at the very least, and ill be saying at the very least, we deserved a point from.
“How they got three points here tonight I don't know."