Damien Duff missed the chance he missed as Shelbourne lost to 10 Bohemians 1-0.
I think we should win the match, “said Shelborn’s manager.
“I thought we played pretty well. It can be difficult to disassemble the 10 men. After Kelly was sent off, we kept knocking on the door. We have a good chance. But couldn’t accept it. What can you do?
“Giving is a really bad goal. They aren’t threatening all night.”
Dawson Devoy’s spectacular strike led the host within 15 minutes, but the Drumcondra side was boosted by the dismissal of Cialan Kelly minutes after the restart. Jade Hakiki saw 16-year-old Gavin Hojins save his strike before breaking the crossbar in the dying minutes. Shelborn eventually failed to count Extraman and fell to 7th place.
Before the mid-season break, Duff’s side won four games in a row until the Shamrock Rovers finished the run. Duff added that no matter which side of the result he got, his team wouldn’t be crazy.
“We have never been crazy about it,” he continued.
“We won three bounces before we won four bounces. We just kept working. They’re angry to go home tonight. Where they are as a team, they’re Dally I think it tells the volume about leaving Mount and being disappointed that he didn’t win the game.
Shane Farrell and JJ Lunney are two players who have signed a contract extension in the last few weeks. Duff acknowledges that a one-year contract can be difficult for both players and managers and wants to convince more players to commit futures to the club.
“Annual contracts are tough not only for players trying to get a mortgage, but also for those trying to build something,” Duff said.
“I’m trying to detain a few players right now. Last year’s sales were 15 outs and 15 ins. This season could be 5 out of 6.
“I haven’t been a rocket since I was with us. Lunney is a really technical player. Farrell is great and has a dream of working with us. These are what we at the Shelborn Football Club. The players I want. They were top class. “