Fenn disappointed to lose his first match as Longford boss

Longford Town v Waterford at City Calling Stadium
Longford v Waterford
Longford Town manager Neale Fenn felt his side didn’t work Waterford’s goalkeeper Matthew Connor enough during last night’s 1-0 defeat at the City Calling Stadium.

The defeat, his first since taking the reigns, came after a goal from Waterford debutant Paul Keegan in the second half.

Fenn said, “I thought that the game was excellent. Two good teams playing at a high tempo, pressing, looking to attack and I think Waterford should have gone in at the break in front on chances created.”

“In the second half we came out and attacked well, kept the ball, and caused them lots of problems.”

“The goal was a freak goal that can happen, but I thought we stuck to our guns. They sat back more, and we had some chances but similar to last week we didn’t work the keeper enough.”

“They had a couple of chances near the end with us pushing for an equaliser. I’m disappointed with the result but not the performance.”

When asked about the players the club released last week he said, “The 3 boys we released were because they wanted to be. Enda Curran and Stephen Walsh couldn’t travel to Leixlip 3 times a week for training so asked to be released from their contract so we agreed to that.”

“As for Mark Langtry, he wanted to focus on a business he’s starting so wanted to concentrate on that so we released him too, all 3 left on very good terms.”
On the club’s new acquisitions,

“We’ve brought Sam Verdon and Paul Finnegan in, two young players who are fit and hungry to play, so we are delighted to have them and they’ll be available for next week.”

Photo Credit: Tiernan Dolan (Longford Town)

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