White Horse wrote:Townfan7 wrote:Perhaps not just Mountney but generally I thought the team looked somewhat jaded however, they did enough & deserved to win the game against a well organised UCD side.
The reason they were jaded was due to UCD controlling most of midfield possession and making Dundalk work hard to close them down.
Listen to Patrick McEleney's interview on RTE and one of the first things he said about the game was that UCD "made us run a wee bit".
It may have been said in a understated manner, but that is a serious compliment to UCD.
Teams who don't have Dundalk's phsical fitness and quality on the bench would have been there for the taking by UCD in the last 30 minutes. That is the way they play and how they will win games next season.
Or possibly 3 games in 7 days??? Away to cork last friday home to derry Tues and FAI Cup semifinal last night. None of these were easy games apart from the first 45 v Derry. We had to be on top of our game and keep the momentum going with a high tempo for all 3 of those games.