Horan highlights first half sluggishness and mistakes

February 10, 2019

Mayo manager James Horan. ©INPHO/Evan Logan.

A slow start, coupled with a plethora of mistakes, took some of the gloss off Mayo's win over Cavan last night for James Horan.

The 1-13 to 0-11 victory in Castlebar maintained the Westerners' 100% record in Division 1 of the Allianz Football League, but Horan wasn't entirely happy with the performance.

"We were a yard off everything [in the first half]; a yard off with our tackling, our runs, and Cavan started well," the Mayo manager told RTE.

"They had a lot of people running from defence - they caught us out a good bit.

"We got to grips with it pretty well. We were probably a bit lucky with Evan Regan's goal, a mishit shot that he followed in. In the second half we'd a lot of possession, made an awful lot of mistakes, but we kept working hard and trying to do the right thing. We got through it in the end."

"There was a 10, 15-minute period in the second half where we just kept on giving away the ball. We did a lot of good things and a lot of daft things that we'll work on."

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