Neale Fenn: 'We're not disappointed to pick up a point but we could have won'

Sat, Mar 31 2018

The Longford manager was reasonably content despite feeling his side could have taken all three points. Credit: Extratime Team (ETPhotos)

Galway United and Longford Town played out a scoreless draw at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.

Both sides had their chances but neither team could take the lead leaving both managers slightly disappointed after the game.

“We got a draw,” Longford Town manager Neale Fenn said after the game.

“I think we deserved more than that. I think if you look at the balance of chances especially in the second half we deserved a little more out of it than just a draw.

“You come away against a team that’s going to be up there at the end of the season we’ve got a draw. We’re not disappointed that we’ve picked up a point but I felt we could have won.”

One of the talking points of the game was a floodlight issue which saw one of the light stacks cut out mid game.

The referee halted the game for several minutes but it appears there was never a danger of the game being abandoned.

“I was at the Drogheda v Harps game but I felt there was more light out there than at the Drogheda game.

“The ref said that he was happy to go on with it but they thought they were going to have to restart the lights and none of us wanted that – we just wanted the game to go ahead.”

The manager was also particularly impressed with teenage midfielder Aodh Dervin who put on a man of the match performance for De Town on the night.

“Aodh Dervin was absolutely fantastic. For someone his age, his energy, his quality on the ball.

“They had good midfielders as well and Dean Zambra was good but I thought Aodh was absolutely excellent.”