Heary happy with first home win
Owen Heary was satisfied with collecting his first three points at The Showgrounds against Drogheda United.
The match-winner was striker Dinny Corcoran with two goals and Heary had praise for his centre-forward’s performance.
“I’m happy enough. We scored a couple of goals and kept the clean sheet. Our aim was to get the three points which we done and the bonus is keeping the clean sheet as well as scoring the couple of goals.
“Dinny has worked hard over the last couple of weeks to get back in the team, he’s in now and he’s scored two very good goals tonight. He took them well. We worked on stuff during the week where he peels off the centre-half to get a touch. And in fairness he took the first one on his chest very well and it’s a fantastic finish. The second one is a great ball in by Ledwith and a good finish. He was unlucky to not get the hat-trick, he had a volley on his weaker foot and it just went over the bar. There was a couple of chances to get the extra one but the more the game went one we could have got a little bit nervous as we’ve been conceding late goals but we didn’t concede and that’s the main thing.”
Heary also had praise for the rest of his team and the hard work they have been putting in: “Russell and Beattie have been excellent in every game. Peers comes in tonight and des well in the heart of the defence. Eoin Wearen has come in the last couple of weeks and done well so the whole lot of them worked hard, Keano the same. They have worked tremendously hard in the performance and got their just rewards. Last week in the second half in Cork we should have got something out of the game, we played very well and had a chance to win the game and end up conceding. But we have built on that at least performance-wise and the result matches it tonight.
“We probably had our most experienced team on the pitch tonight which says a lot. We controlled the game very well and passed it well at times and when we had to defend we defended in numbers.”
Next is a trip to take on Derry City for the third time this year, they we beaten 1-0 by champions Dundalk in their most recent outing: “I had them watched last night and they should have got something from the Dundalk game. We played them twice and we drew with them. It will be a tough game because of the fact that they are organised and well structured. I know Peter Hutton well, I worked with him on the course so I know what to expect from them. We need to be positive and try to win the game and if we do it leaves us level with Derry.”
Listen to Heary’s post-match interview below: