Sligo Rovers left Oriel Park last night with their tail between their legs after being walloped 4-0 by champions Dundalk. Four second-half goals, including a hat-trick from Jamie McGrath, left Gerard Lyttle’s charges deflated.
Lyttle said afterwards that Dundalk are the benchmark for them to aspire to. He said, “We done okay in the first half. Once Dundalk got the first goal in the second half we kinda collapsed.”
“They were stronger, fitter, faster and much more the superior team. You can see why they are league champions. I suppose it’s the bench mark that we want to be at.”
“Dundalk playing last night has been a four year plan and you can see that. Their bench would get into any starting 11 in the league. We will learn from the result and the second half performance. We expect better than that from our team and I will demand better in up coming games. We have to move on now, as the Dundalk game has gone, and we now plan for St Patrick’s Athletic next week.”