Dundalk must be more ruthless in front of goal - Boyle

Gavin McLaughlin

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Gavin McLaughlin

Dundalk must be more ruthless in front of goal - Boyle
Centre-back Andy Boyle spoke to the Dundalk Democrat after the match and he stated that the Lilywhites would have to be more clinical in front of goal, especially when they travel to venues such as Tallaght and the Showgrounds.

Centre-back Andy Boyle spoke to the Dundalk Democrat after the match and he stated that the Lilywhites would have to be more clinical in front of goal, especially when they travel to venues such as Tallaght and the Showgrounds.

Centre-back Andy Boyle spoke to the Dundalk Democrat after the match and he stated that the Lilywhites would have to be more clinical in front of goal, especially when they travel to venues such as Tallaght and the Showgrounds.

“We had a lot of chances. You don’t usually get that many in Tallaght so you’ve got to take them when they come. That was probably the difference; when you come to tough away ground you have to do that.

“Both times we have been to Tallaght this year we definitely should have taken something. I thought we were good value to force it to extra-time if not to win the game in the 90 minutes but it wasn’t to be.”

Kilduff’s 56th minute strike came from a mistake by Dane Massey. The former Bray Wanderers man has been consistently good for Dundalk this season and Boyle said it was an uncharacteristic error by his team-mate.

“It was a disappointing goal to give away from our point of view. Dane has been excellent this season and it’s just one of those things. It happens. You can’t go through the whole season (without making a mistake). We can’t fault him for that.”

Dundalk have a quick opportunity to get back on track when they face UCD in a league match at Oriel Park on Friday night.

The Lilywhites sit in fourth place, six points behind table toppers Sligo Rovers and Boyle said they would be looking to make up ground on the leaders ahead of their rescheduled trip to the west next Tuesday night.

“It’s good to get the game tonight, especially after going down to Sligo last Saturday only for the game to be called off. Some of us needed game time and we got it tonight.

“Results went our way elsewhere last weekend and if we had played in Sligo and got a positive result it would have looked even better. If we get three points on Friday against UCD then we can go to Sligo a few days later really with our tails up.”