Limerick FC manager Martin Russell felt his side had enough to beat Finn Harps at the Markets Field but ultimately did not do enough to earn all three points. The Super Blues fell behind to Sean Houston’s goal on 16 minutes but dragged their way bac
Limerick FC manager Martin Russell felt his side had enough to beat Finn Harps at the Markets Field but ultimately did not do enough to earn all three points.
The Super Blues fell behind to Sean Houston’s goal on 16 minutes but dragged their way back into the game after the break with Rodrigo Tosi’s equaliser.
Despite bossing the final quarter, Limerick could not manage to get a winner and after the game Russell admitted that the draw was probably a fair result.
“It was a difficult game in many ways. We didn’t play as well as we like to play and we have gifted them the goal.
“Other than that, they have not had a lot going forward. They were dogged and worked hard. It wasn’t a great footballing spectacle and we didn’t do enough offensively.
“I think we didn’t deserve to lose the game but we probably didn’t do as well as we would have liked.”
Houston’s goal came after an error by Limerick keeper Freddy Hall. Despite calls to drop his keeper after a couple of errors that have cost goals this season, Russell is fully behind the Bermudan.
“I think all players have their strengths and weaknesses,” said Russell. “Freddy’s definitely got some great strengths in his game but has got some areas, like all players, that you would like to see improvement. He has been a big player for us and will be a big player in the future.
Limerick have not won since the opening day of the season and travel to Buncrana to take on Derry City in their re-arranged fixture on Tuesday.
A victory over Derry will see them move back up the table and Russell said that the point earned against Finn Harps could be crucial later in the season.
“It’s good to get it because if you look at the table, and it’s the same for all teams, one win will propel you four or five places.
“That’s what a win can do for you and for me, the halfway point is the ideal time to see what you are fighting for.
“Each time up until then you are trying to win the game. If we manage to come away from Derry with a win we will go up to fifth and that shows you just how tight it is,” said the Super Blues boss.