Longford Town manager Alan Mathews could not hide his feelings of disgust as Longford Town suffered a 3-1 defeat to Cobh Ramblers in a wet and windy City Calling Stadium. When asked his thoughts on the performance, Mathews replied: "I'm very disappo
Longford Town manager Alan Mathews could not hide his feelings of disgust as Longford Town suffered a 3-1 defeat to Cobh Ramblers in a wet and windy City Calling Stadium.
When asked his thoughts on the performance, Mathews replied: "I'm very disappointed, we should have done a lot better, give credit to Cobh, they beat us but I'm very disappointed."
With all four goals in the game coming the break, Mathews was particularly disappointed that Enda Curran couldn't take a golden opportunity to take the lead two minutes after the break.
The Longford manager said: "Had we scored it, I think it would have certainly changed it. We had the opportunity and didn't take it and they pushed on shortly after that.
"I can speak for us in the sense that we probably should have taken that opportunity."
Midlands Derby against local rivals Athlone Town comes next for the home side and Mathews believes his side have an awful lot of work to do before next weeks encounter:
He continued: "We need to address a couple of things, we need to get back on the training ground.
"Athlone have maximum points so we need to get ready to make a positive impact on the game next week and try get a result.
"We need to learn from the experience tonight and try make sure it doesn't happen again."
Lack of a goalscoring threat has been a common theme across his sides first two games but Mathews is not overly concerned by the lack of goals
He added: "I thought we created some chances last week, we missed a penalty last week, we missed an open goal tonight, had any of those chances gone in, it would have been a different game.
"Once we are creating chances I'd have every confidence that our strikers will score.
"If we weren't creating chances I'd be more disappointed."