Limerick FC boss Neil McDonald rues 'disappointing' Galway loss

Blues fail to make it back-to-back league wins

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Limerick FC boss Neil McDonald rues 'disappointing' Galway loss

Limerick FC new signing Joe Crowe sporting a head bandage during the game with Galway Utd

LIMERICK FC manager Neil McDonald admitted his side’s defeat away to struggling Galway United on Friday night was a ‘disappointing result’. 

McDonald’s charges passed up on an excellent opportunity to boost their hopes of securing European club football for next season after suffering a 3-1 defeat to relegation threatened Galway at Eamonn Deacy Park.

Afterwards Blues boss McDonald said: “They (Galway Utd) have scored with their two chances, to be fair, in the first half. They have only had one chance in the second half, so we have been heavily punished.

“I thought we weren’t at the tempo that we have been in the last few games, passing and moving, trying to get the ball forward. 

“In the second half I thought we huffed and puffed. All in all a really disappointing result.

When you put the ball in the back of the net you win football matches and it has taught us a lesson today, a lesson that we can’t play at 50%, 60%, 70%, we have to be at 100% at the tempo that we train at. 

“We certainly didn’t do that first half, but heavily punished, yes.

“The first chance we (Rodrigo Tosi) had from Joe Crowe’s cross to go 1-0 up, and then we had another chance after that, it changes the whole format of the game, doesn’t it? That’s football, I suppose. When they had chances in the first half they put it in the back of the net.”