IRISH LEAGUE: Institute manager Kevin Deery has no complaints

Institute manager Kevin Deery was disappointed after their defeat to Warrenpoint Town.
Institute manager Kevin Deery was disappointed after their defeat to Warrenpoint Town.
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Institute boss Kevin Deery held his hands up and admitted that Warrenpoint Town deserved their victory on Saturday.

Barry Gray’s side became only the third Championship side to win at Drumahoe in two seasons, but the Stute gaffer didn’t have any complaints.

You have to look at Warrenpoint and you have to give other teams credit at times

Kevin Deery

“You have to look at Warrenpoint and you have to give other teams credit at times,” he said.

“They obviously did a bit of work and saw that they could get at us at times. Overall, bar two early mistakes in the half, they didn’t have anything else.

“Outside of that there was very little in the game.

“We just have to get a bit mind strong, and the young boys will have to get a bit more experience from that and push on again.

“It didn’t happen for us in the final third at times even though we got into some great positions.

“There was just some poor decision making at times which gets frustrating but we have to stick with the way we play.

“You can’t just teach a brand of football and then all of a sudden abandon it. We won’t do that but we have to show some more muscle at times in games and don’t get outfought.”

Deery felt it was just one of those days where his side didn’t get going and the experience of Warrenpoint in the end shone through.

Nevertheless the ex-Trojans gaffer wasn’t too hard on his players but wants to them cut out the mistakes, which they are making, as it is costing them matches.

That’s the only criticism Deery continues to make to his side, as like the opening game of the season at Milltown Playing Fields and the recent heavy defeat at Larne, where a host of errors meant they suffered a heavy 6-0 loss at Inver Park.

“Every time you watch games back it seems to be a mistake; very rarely do we be cut open,” he said.

“We cut teams open to score but we are finding that at the other end, most of our goals are down to a lack of concentration.

“We looked a bit nervous today, even our more experienced players.

“We tried not to work it up too much and we had the desire to win, but unfortunately, it didn’t go for us today.

“I thought the 20 minutes coming up to half-time was our best spell. We were getting at them and causing them bother but you could see that they have that wee bit more experience than us.

“I came out here knowing that we would have to give youth a chance. Today just wasn’t our day, especially in the second half when they did a job on us.

“We have to do something different. If it’s not going our way at times we have to drive on and show different qualities and unfortunately they did that a wee bit better than us today and they had a bit more physical presence.

“The mistake cost us the game and they physically overpowered us at times,” he concluded.