‘Team not at full potential’-Kearney

LIMAVADY United manager Oran Kearney felt his team wasn’t at their full potential despite easily defeating Armagh City.

“We were definitely very flat in terms of performance against Armagh City last Saturday,” he said.

“To be honest after such a big game last Tuesday night against Coleraine I was expecting this to happen.

“Myself and Trevor (McKendry) did speak about this prior to the game and we emphasised that we had to make sure we progressed.

“We didn’t expect a barnstorming performance but we did enough to get ourselves into the next round.”

Despite not being at their best Kearney felt that his side have left a few lessons from last season.

“I think that we have learned a few lessons from last year about what needs to be done to get through games like this.

“You only have to look back to the Malachians game last season where we were dumped out of the Irish Cup.

“To be honest I’m pleased this was an Intermediate Cup game and I’m pleased that it was Armagh.

“It just made things that little bit easier for us and we were able to progress without any real problems.”

Even though the performance wasn’t the best Kearney felt that his side were never in any real trouble.

“We created a bagful of chances again against Armagh and that’s never a bad thing as far as I’m concerned.

“However we weren’t ruthless enough in front of goal and we missed quite a few very good chances.

“On another day we would have scored six or seven but in the end the two goals were more than enough.”

Although they only won by two goals Kearney never felt his side were caused problems by Armagh.

“I was talking to Doc after the game and he said that he didn’t have a save to make in the whole game.

“They offered very little in the whole game and they really only came to spoil the game to be honest.

“Most of what they did was ugly and they weren’t really trying to win the game.

“We didn’t have to get out of second gear to get through this game and I’m very pleased about that,” he concluded