Longford Town manager Neale Fenn was delighted with their 2-1 win over Wexford on Friday night, however he was disappointed with their overall performance as he continues his impressive start to his managerial career.
With just one defeat in four games since taking over the reigns from Alan Mathews, Fenn has seen huge improvement in his side even though they’ve struggled to score goals.
Fenn told us, “We’re pleased to get the win but not the overall performance.”
“I thought we gave the ball away too easily in the first half, causing ourselves problems and probably were lucky to go in at half time 1-0 up. The second half was much better, we kept possession better, attacked with more purpose and deservedly scored again.”
“We conceded a very soft goal from switching off from a throw in and nearly straight away we had Kealan sent off very harshly.”
On Kealan’s sending off Fenn said, “We’ve looked at the video and there’s no way it’s a sending off so we are very disappointed with that.”
Sam Verdon made his debut for da Town on Friday night and capped it off with a goal. Fenn was very happy for his new acquisition, ” I’m delighted for Sam (Verdon), to score on your debut for your new club is a special moment and hopefully he can add a few more this season.”
Also scoring on the night, which was his first senior goal, was young 18 year-old German-born defender Tristan Noack-Hofmann. Fenn said, “I’m also delighted for Tristan to score, he’s been excellent since I’ve arrived and when your forwards are struggling to score it’s nice for other players to chip in.”
When asked about the fitness of striker Davy O’Sullivan, and other possible additions to the squad Fenn said, “Davy is still a few weeks away so we will look to add a couple more players before the end of the season.”
Photo Credit: John Harpur (Wexford supporters club)