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Kenny Delighted With Late Victory

First Team News
// 17 Mar 2018

Dundalk manager Stephen Kenny was understandably ‘very happy’ with the win over Waterford last night. Speaking to dundalkfc.com after the last gasp win, Kenny was full of praise for his troops and believes it showed the value of their perseverance.

“We are very happy with the win last night. The players kept going right to the very end and I felt that they were brilliant on the night. We kept going and got there in the end.

“It was a great cross from Michael Duffy in the 94th minute and it went in then. Everyone showed great effort and a great belief in themselves that they could get the winner.

“We have always had a culture of getting late goals here and we don’t want that to change. We want to make sure we never lose that and it goes to show the value of persistence.

“We looked like we were going to score all the time and thankfully we got there in the end.”

The win moves the Lilywhites onto 12 points just one behind Cork City and level with Waterford and while he feels that his side could have 18 from 18, the Dubliner is pleased that his side had a different look about them on the night and thinks they had more belief in their ability.

“We could easily have maximum points. We have been good in all our games but we have missed a lot of chances. We nearly rued that again but we didn’t. We looked different last night.

“In a couple of the 0-0 draws that we had going into the final 20 minutes we looked like we were going to score and we had more belief in ourselves.

“The players did the right things. They waited for their opening and they took it when it came. We will take the win, we are delighted with it and it is a great victory for us. ”