Derry City have now gone eights games unbeaten in the Premier Division after a 0-0 draw with champions Dundalk. They now face another trip to face Drogheda United on Friday before a home game with Galway United before the summer break.
Derry’s Assistant Manager Hugh Harkin thought his side were full value for their point at Oriel Park, but said it’s difficult to keep up performance levels playing three games in a week.
Harkin told theleagueofireland.com “It was a decent game and both sets of players showed great commitment and a high level of concentration.”
“Dundalk started the brightest and had a couple of half chances in the early minutes, but as the half progressed we got to grips with their aerial advantage and defended against their set pieces well. As the half wore on we stayed solid and frustrated Dundalk.”
“The second half we had more of the ball and as the game went on we created a few more chances. Dundalk went with two up top and played more direct, but we defended well and controlled the game in the latter stages, and it wouldn’t have been a shock had we scored the winner.”
“Three league games in a week is hard to play and at the same time give fans the entertainment they deserve, so for us to play against two of the top teams in the country and give the level of performance that we did is very pleasing.”
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