Although pleased that his side scored a win at home to Antrim on Sunday last, Longford manager Jack Sheedy was disappointed with a few aspects of the overall performance.
It was only Longfordâ€™s second league win at home in three seasons and Sheedy saw both the positives and negatives.
â€œWe fought very hard for the win. You are never going to get anything soft or easy off any of the Ulster teams and Antrim proved that. Having said that I thought we made the job a little bit easier for them. We hurt ourselves with some of the things we done, particularly in the first half. We were better in the second half but we still put ourselves in the position to lose the game or certainly put Antrim in a position to win the game. Obviously the good side of it is that we did dig out the result,â€ he told the Leader.
Longford had built up a four point lead early in the game but allowed Antrim back in. Even in the second half Longford were twice ahead by three, but an Antrim comeback made for a nervy finish.
Sheedy admitted his side didnâ€™t help themselves by making mistakes: â€œMost of their scores came from our mistakes; our turnovers. Thatâ€™s not what we want. We need more consistency with the possession that we have. The good thing is that we kept trying to do the proper things; standard wise we were a long way ahead of last weekend (v Leitrim) but it wonâ€™t be good enough when we go to London. For the five games we have left in Division 4 we have to keep upping the standard everytime.â€
The Longford boss knows what his side are capable of and wants to see improvement in the remaining games.
â€œWe have got to get better. Itâ€™s not from the lack of trying. Itâ€™s getting there and hopefully we will raise the standards again when we go to London at the end of February,â€ stated the contented Sheedy.