Dundalk suffered their fourth home defeat on Friday night against Waterford.
It was the resumption of the break and 2 goals in the second half for the visitors saw the Blues take a 3-1 win and all three points to the south east.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com interim manager Jim Magilton admitted he was disappointed with the way the night went.
“The first 45 minutes felt like the first after the break. We got a goal, had some opportunities and then fell asleep. A schoolboy error for the goal. Second half was really poor, can’t defend it.
“It’s probably where we are at. Did we really bother the keeper second half? Probably not. They played with real energy. Everything we said about the opposition was fact based.
“We have to take it on the chin.”
This clash was the first after the break and Magilton did think it showed in the opening stages and expected his side to up the tempo however it never materialised.
One thing the former Northern Ireland international was pleased about was the return of the 100 fans in attendance.
We were sluggish getting out of the blocks and when we got a grip of the game in the first half you are thinking we are ok but we didn’t capitalise and it probably sums our season up to a large extent.
To give away cheap goals again is bitterly disappointing. There’s a group of players there who are hurting and you’re thinking after the win against St. Pat’s to work so hard to get the three points.
In front of fans, lets not get away from that, to have them here was brilliant and to hear the noise was great, even being around that was great.