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Hoban: Happy With Win

// 8 Sep 2018

Dundalk FC striker Patrick Hoban says the Lilywhites were good value for their 4-0 Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup, quarter-final victory over Limerick on Friday night.

Hoban scored the first two goals of the night, totalling his 27th of the season, and the Galway man believes the result was fully justified given the standard of his side’s display.

He said:  “We started very well, especially after last week when they made it very difficult for us. I thought we were very good tonight and we moved the ball well. We had more time to rest this week compared to last week, it was a big difference and everybody was moving a lot sharper.

“You have to start well in these games and we done that when we took the lead after five minutes which meant they had to come at us.

“There was great build up paly for my first goal and Ronan (Murray) put across a brilliant ball for me to tap home. For my second goal I timed my run well and when you get a run on the defender it’s very hard to stop so I was happy it went in and we went 2-0 up early on.

Hoban was happy for John Mountney and Georgie Kelly to get on the scoresheet and earn the Lilywhites a place in the semi-final draw.

He said: “John has worked extremely hard to get back fit. He played 120 minutes on Monday night and then a full game again tonight – I thought he was excellent.

“It was a great finish from Georgie. I thought Robbie Benson and Patrick McEleney were very good also and it was a very good all round performance from the whole team.

“There is a lot to play for but we are staying level headed as we know nothing is won yet. We need to make sure we prepare right in the next couple of weeks and make sure we are ready for the Cork game.”