Beattie: 'I thought we did enough to win it.'
Steven Beattie got a debut goal for Sligo Rovers last night which looked to have given a win over Cork but for a last minute equaliser to end the game 1-1.
Despite playing a strong Cork City side the new winger was disappointed to not have gotten the win: “Disappointing, especially conceding with the last kick of the game. I thought we did enough to win it, conditions weren’t favourable for either team but I thought we handles them better.
“Cork are tipped to be up there or thereabouts to win the league and we showed that we are going to be up there. All the lads are down in there which just shows how far we have come as a team but obviously disappointed not to get the three points.”
The manner of the equaliser, coming in the sixth minute of added time, was particularly tough to take: “You never think it’s in the bag until that final whistle goes, the ref played seven minutes. We are going to play to the final whistle always but it’s just devastating to concede. Obviously I am delighted to get my first goal for Rovers but I’d be happier with the three points.”
Beattie felt that the display proved that Rovers will be a force to be reckoned with in the league in 2015: “Nobody is going to write this team off, we are going to be there or thereabouts at the top of the league throughout. It’d be a very silly person to not count is in for the title race. You can see from the faces in there that we are disappointed not to beat a top team like Cork so that shows how good we are going to be.”
Listen to the interview here: