Manner of victory doesn't impress Gallagher

February 28, 2018

Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher.
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Fermanagh manager Rory Gallagher saw his side pick up their fourth win in the NFL Division 3 campaign, but he was less than satisfied with his side's display.

The Erne County dominated Derry throughout the first-half last Saturday evening, but a late flurry almost allowed their opponents back in the match as Fermanagh just held on at the final whistle.

And Gallagher stressed to the Fermanagh Herald that inexperience almost cost them in the end.

"There's no way in the world, you should end up winning a game by two points that you've completely dominated," stated Gallagher. "We played really well in the first half, we were cruising, it was beyond belief maybe at some stages, but then we gave away a sloppy goal. Sloppiness set in and I wouldn't be getting carried away with things from a defensive point of view, we gave away two desperate goals in the second half."

He added: "I suppose that's the reason we are in Division Three, we don't have that maturity that game know-how to squeeze things out and make things easy. It's not as if we don't have a mature team, we have a lot of players at the right age. I think Derry have a far younger team than ourselves."



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