Drogheda United assistant manager Kevin Doherty believes that his side’s 1-1 draw with Shelbourne could prove to be a point gained rather two lost come the end of the season. After a cagey first-half, Drogheda broke the deadlock through Sean Brennan
Drogheda United assistant manager Kevin Doherty believes that his side’s 1-1 draw with Shelbourne could prove to be a point gained rather two lost come the end of the season.
After a cagey first-half, Drogheda broke the deadlock through Sean Brennan’s penalty but a fine James English strike five minutes from time meant that the teams had to settle for a share of the spoils which was a fair result according to the former Shels manager.
“It was more of a battle than a football match out there this evening,” the 38-year-old explained post-match. “Shels are a very big, physical side and they’re tough to play football against as Galway found out last week.
“Obviously we’re a little disappointed having been in front but it might prove to be a point gained come October.”
With a third of the games now played, Drogheda find themselves second in the table with Doherty delighted with the start himself and Tim Clancy have made at the Boynesiders.
“When myself and Tim came in, we were just looking at rebuilding with Drogheda. We didn’t set any aims of winning the First Division or getting promoted.
“Our goal was to get a good feeling back around the club and I think we’ve done that. We’re the highest scorers in the country and we’ve left ourselves with the foundation of hopefully making the playoffs.”
Due to the postponement of fixtures, Drogheda have only played three games away from United Park so far but Doherty has no concerns over whether they can match this run of form on the road.
“Two of our biggest wins, 8-1 against Wexford and 5-1 against Cobh, have come on the road so we know we can go to other grounds and get results.
“It’s great to be undefeated at home but this next set of fixtures will give us a different challenge starting with Finn Harps away next week.”